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Got College Debt?

Feel like it’s overwhelming and will never go away?

Have you had to put parts of your life on hold because of the financial commitment you face in paying it off?

Are the balances going up instead of down?

Then this week’s show is for you!

Ten years ago, my guest, Robert Farrington, graduated from college with $43,000 in debt.  Rather than sit back and pay the equivalent of a mortgage for the next then years, Robert immersed himself in the ins and outs of the college loan markets  and has emerged as one of the leading experts in college debt.

Robert is the founder of The College Investor, where he teaches people about college debt and investing for beginners;  and LoanBuddy, a DIY and consulting site that will step you through evaluating and refi-ing your student loans.

He also has a VERY active forum where you can explore all things College Debt.  It includes both subjects for students AND their parents.

In today’s show, Robert shares his strategies for making sure you are minimizing the amount you end up paying back.  There are 150 loan options out there.  You need to make sure you have the best one for your life.

We talk about how to get started….Hint: Get organized!

We talk about fitting your payments into a reasonable budget…Hint: Know your numbers!

He also shares a ton of info on the various forgiveness programs available.  Do you work for a non profit, school or a medical provider?  You may qualify.  You don’t need to be an expert.  You can be the door man, and if you are an employee,  you can quality.

What’s your strategy if you lose your job or can’t work for some period of time?

What are income based payment plans?

If you have college debt this show is for you!

If you know someone who is struggling under their debt.  please share this….you may change their lives

So check out this week’s show and feel good about where you are and what you’re doing!  I PROMISE you aren’t alone!

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Robert has a TON of free resources available to help you with your college debt.  Check out the resources section below for links to everything.

If you have a story you’d like to share, please add them in the comments below. Don’t be shy. Chances are about 100% that whatever you are doing, whatever challenge you face, someone else is in the same shoes. Your story may help them and make them feel no so quite alone.

Thank you so much for watching, sharing, and encouraging everybody else in this community. You make a difference!

Have a wonderful week!

Linda

PS… If you haven’t heard, my new FREE 3 part course “3 Steps to Becoming Financially Successful” and my FREE LIVE workshop “Your 60 Day Roadmap to Financial Success” will both be out in the next week or so.  My 8 week, signature class, the FAST Money Management Program will also be opened for limited enrollment.  If you want to get on the list to hear when all three are available, you can sign up HERE 

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*** RESOURCES FROM TODAY’S SHOW ***

Robert Farrington’s website The College Investor

The Definitive Guide to Student Loan Debt – FREE ebook by Robert Farrington

Robert’s FREE class “How to Get Out of Student Loan Debt” 

Robert’s Consulting Services Loan Buddy

Robert’s YouTube channel 

Roberts Forum for College Debt for Students and their parents 

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