I just recently took out a private student loan with a 10.00 APR interest! How long should I wait until trying to refinance the loan? I’m currently working full-time and taking online courses. I have a good to excellent credit score.   Because you’re working full time it’s not out of the question to consider […]

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How can I consolidate my student loans? How do I know if consolidation will be beneficial?   If you want to consolidate your federal student loans you can apply for a Direct Consolidation Loan on the federal aid website.   A couple of things to know about student loan consolidation: Direct Consolidation Loans are only […]

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I work at a non-profit and I’m getting payment from my employer totaling $10,000 over 5 years in the Tuitionio program. I’m currently repaying under the extended graduated repayment plan. My question is about student loan forgiveness given I work for a non-profit. I heard that if you do the required payment plan based on […]

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I’m trying to figure out the best way to maximize my student loan contribution benefit. My employer increases the monthly contribution amount each year. I expect to be done paying it before the 5 year employer contribution program is over. Any tips for how best to maximize the employer contribution? Right now I pay above […]

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Ask Jeni is a service offered to tuition.io users that lets real borrowers ask Jeni Burckart, our student loan coach, questions about their student loans. Here’s an example of one of those questions. I’m interested in learning about options for consolidating student loans. My child is beginning the loan repayment process and we would like […]

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Ask Jeni is a service offered to tuition.io users that lets real borrowers ask Jeni Burckart, our student loan coach, questions about their student loans. Here’s an example of one of those questions. I currently pay almost $1,300 a month on my student loan. I have just over $62,000 in loans left to repay, my […]

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Tax Tips for Millennials

January 20, 2016

Hopefully you looked at our end-of-year tax moves story to minimize your tax burden for tax year 2015. You’ll be getting your W-2 forms and 1099s in a few weeks, though, and when you do, you can get to work reaping the benefits of your smart tax moves from 2015. But it’s not too early […]

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As a Gen-Xer, I know things haven’t been easy for the current crop of 20-somethings. Many of you graduated college and walked right into the buzzsaw of the most severe economic contraction since the Great Depression. And while the economy is slowly recovering, your generation has to try to make it with a record burden […]

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Keeping track of your money may sound like a major chore – do you picture yourself with a shoebox of receipts and a calculator pulling out your hair? It needn’t be like this at all. Thanks to tablets and smart phones and a plethora of free tools readily available, you can get a grip on […]

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