Category: Debt Elimination

Student Loan Auto Debit Lowers My Sallie Mae Payment

I haven’t written about my student loans in a little while. I’ve made some changes that are really helping me save money. I’ve written many times about ways to lower monthly student loan payments. The one I hadn’t tried yet was utilizing benefits from my lender. Honestly, Sallie Mae doesn’t offer many benefits to those

Getting Back on Track Paying Off My Student Loans

Previously I posted about tricks I was using to pay off my ridiculous amount of student loans and the little strides I was making to cut those down. If you’re a long time reader, you probably noticed I promptly stopped talking about it. This wasn’t out of laziness but more out of shame because I

Watch “Default: The Student Loan Documentary” Free Online

Student loan reform is something I’m very passionate about, especially since I left college with six-digit student loan debt. Default: The Student Loan Documentary features different borrowers struggling with student loan debt and highlights some of the problems with the student loan industry. This short documentary is 27 minutes long, and the makers are screening

My 5 Must Read Thrifty Blogs

This may come as a major shock to you, but I am not the only blogger out there who writes about thrifty topics. Oh no, there are many many others. In fact, in the time it takes me to type this intro, I bet at least 10 new thrifty-themed blogs have been created. This great

Upromise: Earn Money For College or Pay off Student Loans

I’ve mentioned Upromise here and there, but never really talked about it much, so I figured this is the best time to do a post, especially with many people going back to school this fall. College is expensive. Even more expensive in hindsight if you have student loans to pay off. Upromise gives you many

Paying a Little Extra on Student Loans Really Adds Up

I haven’t written too much about my personal finances on this blog in the past year, and that’s mostly because I’ve spent the majority of the year unemployed, so it’s been very tough. One of the biggest strains on my finances is the immense amount of student loan debt I amassed before I graduated from

Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund

Tax day is two weeks away, and hopefully you’ve file by now. If not, get on that! If you are lucky enough to receive an income tax refund this year and not owe any money to the IRS, then congratulations! Everyone enjoys the thrill of receiving a big check or extra money they didn’t plan

Tricks to Pay Off Student Loans After College

If you went to college, it’s pretty likely you’re one of the 2/3rds of student who graduated with an average of $23,186 in student loan debt. I’m one of them, and my debt amount is way more than the average. Now that I’m out in the real world, I have the challenge of repaying that