Should I refinance my student loans?

Should I refinance my student loans? With high interest rates, it’s typical to consider refinancing your loans. However, is refinancing right for you?  First of all, what is refinancing? By definition, it’s when a private lender pays off your loans, most commonly your federal student loans then replaces them with one loan with a new interest rate and new repayment…

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SIDE GIGS

Here’s a list of a few side gigs that you could be doing now for either active or passive income.  Dental hygienist or part time dentist on Saturdays ( I did that for a couple of years after graduation).  Medical Consulting  Brand ambassador for scrubs company, toothpaste company, cosmetic company, etc ( Instagram is a great place to get noticed)  Join a…

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How many bank accounts should I have?

How many bank accounts should you have? As many as your bank will allow! You need to have a purpose to save money. Why are you saving? What are you saving for? Ask yourself that question.Whether it’s for a car, furniture, down payment on a house, vacation, etc, it’s important to know why you are saving. Find a bank with high…

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Real Estate or The Stock Market?

Real Estate or The Stock Market? Before answering that question, let’s look at the differences:By definition real estate is a tangible asset and a stock is an investment that represents a share, or partial ownership of a company. Stocks are liquid as you can easily buy and sell them compared to real estate where it can take a while to sell a…

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4 mistakes you are probably making today while paying off your student loan debt

1.Only making the minimum payment. Unless you are having financial difficulties, more than the monthly minimum is necessary in order to pay off your loans. Paying only the minimum or participating in IBR/ICR long term is a sure way of making banks/loan servicers wealthy by paying all those interests.  2. Ignoring interests. To go back to mistake # 1: it’s important to look at…

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3 strategies you can start implementing today and take control of your money

1. Check your bank statement weekly or at least monthly Every Sunday, or any day you desire, go over your bank statement quickly and see where your money has been going. You can easily spot any mistakes or unauthorized charges like that as well. Just get your phone, tablet or computer and skim through to review charges. 2.  Use mint.com, personalcapital.com to easily track…

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Should I invest or pay off my loans?

Well, the answer is ” it really depends!” It really depends on your risk tolerance, your student loan amount and interest rate, your investment philosophy and your long term goals! However, here are important points to help you decide if you should pay off your student loans first before investing. Most doctors have six figure debt with high interest rate…

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