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Big Changes for PSLF

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  Hello everyone,   Important news: the US Department of Education issued a very important press release yesterday. It covers significant changes to the PSLF program, aka Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.   Here is the link to view it:   https://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/us-department-education-announces-transformational-changes-public-service-loan-forgiveness-program-will-put-over-550000-public-service-workers-closer-loan-forgiveness   If you have previously had a hard time receiving approvals from FedLoan Servicing for your full-time work at a non-profit or government agency, and have had more ineligible payments than you expected, these updates and improvements to Continue reading

Biden *Extends* Student Loan Payment Pause to January 31, 2022

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Hello everyone, it’s good to get back to blogging. I have been wanting to write a post for many months now, but due to the pandemic, I have been delayed, as so many things have. What a time it’s been! Without further ado, let’s get right to the news of the week.   Biden Extends Student Loan Pause Until January 31st, 2022   The news we’ve all been waiting for has finally been confirmed. An extension of the $0.00 student Continue reading

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My recent interview with Ryan @ Financial Residency Podcast (link inside)

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Dear Clients, Visitors and Colleagues, I had the recent pleasure of being interviewed by Ryan Inman of the Financial Residency Podcast, earlier this summer. You can click here to listen to our interview, anytime. During our chat, I shared many of the most common mistakes that physicians are making with their loans. And, naturally, how to steer clear of them. A little summary of our interview is here, below: Wait before you refinance! To Consolidate or not Consolidate…that is the Continue reading

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Featured on the ‘Agent of Wealth’ Podcast (with Marc Bautis, CFP)

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Hi everyone, I had the opportunity to chat live with Marc Bautis, CFP on his podcast, Agent of Wealth. You can listen to the interview by clicking here. Some of the topics we covered are: How I analyze potential clients’ financial standings to determine their next steps What the four pillars of student loan repayment are, and the difference between each one How working for a non-profit organization may save you money on loan repayment How to tell if your Continue reading

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Members Only Scheduling Link

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  Hello Valued Member,   >> Please click here to schedule an appointment.   *To book a time that isn’t listed on the calendar, or for time-sensitive attention, please email Veronica at ronnie@student-loan-consultant.com   Looking forward to speaking with you,Jan

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Trump and PSLF

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Dear Clients, Friends and Colleagues, I trust this message finds you well, and thriving. Happy summer of 2017! I am writing with  a quick, important update on national student loan news. Read on below. About the PSLF Program In the last year or so, many of you have expressed a lot of concern over the potential loss of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness and other programs, as the result of the new administration’s stance on student loan policies. I have continuously reassured everyone who Continue reading

Featured in Forbes + Huffington Post

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Hello friends, clients and colleagues, Click here to read my latest contribution to LearnVest, a well-regarded hub dedicated to, “helping people along their financial journey.” The article was also featured on Forbes and Huffington Post! Thank you to Vickie An of LearnVest for a great interview. Jan

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All about REPAYE: on Physician Financial Success (podcast)

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Last week I had the pleasure of being the featured guest on Josh Mettle’s Physician Financial Success podcast. During our very pleasant and lively chat, we discussed:   the new REPAYE Program – what it is, when it’ll roll out & what it means for you (in plain English) what IBR is & how it compares to the REPAYE Program whether using REPAYE disqualifies you for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program caveats to the REPAYE program that are essential Continue reading

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REPAYE: what it means for you

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In June of 2014 President Obama put through an executive order that would allow those who qualify for the 15% version (IBR) of the income driven plans to now qualify for the 10% Pay As You Earn program (PAYE) plan regardless of when you took out your loans. In short, this means that about 5 million borrowers who are presently in the 15% IBR program will have the opportunity to lower their payment by approximately 33% under the 10% version Continue reading

July 1st 2015 means new Student Loan Interest Rates

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  Heads up everyone: The new interest rates on federal student loans are here. And fortunately, this year, they’re just a little bit cheaper. The 2015-2016 federal student loan interest rates, which took effect July 1st, are more than 1/3 of a percentage point less expensive than last year’s rates. Granted, these yearly fluctuations in interest rates are not some extraordinarily rare — they’re something that has, and will continue to happen annually, as a natural consequence of market fluctuations. Continue reading

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