Student Loan Planner
Our first client veterinarian Elaina Petrone shares how it all started
Jan 29, 2019 · 52 min
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Let's go back to the beginning when I landed my very first student loan consulting client. I’ve been very fortunate to have Elaina as a friend over the years and helping her with her veterinarian student loans is where it all began.

We met on a grouper date when a bunch of us got together and hung out. I actually was just helping out as a friend and didn’t take any sort of payment until I finally caved when she forced me to take some compensation.

Going through veterinary school, her student loan debt quickly piled up, but I was able to help guide her to the correct repayment methods for her situation.

In today’s episode, you'll find out:

  • Private schools or public schools? Which is "better" for professional degrees in terms of student loan debt?
  • Differences between a DVM and a VMD
  • How many different vet schools did Elaina apply for?
  • Working with someone you know and someone you don’t. (Travis as her SL advisor).
  • If Elaina had a chance to look for and start a practice where would she look?
  • What are the benefits of buying your own practice?
  • Why don’t some veterinarians want to become business owners?
  • What has been holding Elaina back from buying a practice?
  • Retirement accounts experience - What and how much Elaina decided to invest in?
  • Elaina’s ideal financial life?
  • New or used car? What’s a better investment?

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