Student Loan Planner
Your interest is not nearly as bad as you think
Mar 3, 2020 · 55 min
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If you’re overwhelmed by the idea of student loan interest raging out of control, this episode is for you. I sat down with our senior student loan consultant, Rob Bertman, CFP®, CFA to dig into the details about why student loan interest isn’t as bad as you think. Bertman has over 15 years’ experience as a financial planner and is the mastermind behind Family Budget Expert. Here’s what he has to say about how interest can impact your student loans.

 In today’s episode, you'll find out:

• Why student loan interest isn’t as bad as you think it is
 • How student loan interest works
 • The repayment plan that gets the government to cover some of your interest
 • Why forbearance is such a terrible idea
 • How to use an old tax return to lower your student loan payment
 • Why it’s best to stick with an IDR plan in residency
 • Why consolidating right after you graduate can be a winning strategy
 • How the “fighting spouses loophole” can help if you live i…
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