Student Loans – The Frugal Feminista | Kara Stevens

How I Paid Off My Graduate Debt

I became a teacher because of my passion for social justice. I wanted to give girls and boys that looked like me a chance to feel the love and support from someone that they could culturally relate to. I also wanted to give them the critical thinking tools to make them feel like they could

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How To Stop The Student Loan Mafia From Taking Your Tax Return

By: Calvin O’Neal Russell Jr – Certified FICO Professional I remember it like it was yesterday. I walked inside of the tax place and the lady was very professional. She explained to me how taxes worked and how people always ended up getting refunds. Of course, I asked how can I get one. She told me

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Four Lessons Learned: How I Paid off $44,000 in Student Loans in Two Years

Kelly from Immigrating With a Purpose reached out to me with this amazing financial journey. I am happy that she can share it with us! Very badass. She takes travel, wanderlust, and teaching and makes her student loans go away…fast. Sidenote: If you have a financial struggle that you have overcome, email me at kara@thefrugalfeminista.com

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Here is the Good News About Repaying Your Private Student Loans

While the opportunities to reduce the interest rates attached to your private loans may not be as robust as those of federal loans, they, nonetheless, do exist. My hope is that is article will inform you about your options so you can make the best financial decisions for you.  If you have private loans with

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What To Think About Before You Decide to Consolidate Your Federal and Private Student Loans

When you are desperate to get to the bottom of your student loan debt, it is easy to think that student loan consolidation is one of the best ways to reduce the overall amount of interest you pay over the life of the loan and get you on the fast track to debt-free living. The

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This is How You Repay $150,000 in Student Loans (and Keep Your Sanity)

by Rashida Thomas For the graduating Class of 2014, the average student loan debt owed was $33,000 according to The Wallstreet Journal. I was able to finish my undergraduate degree with only owing $46,193. However, once I went on to get two Master’s Degrees I am now sitting at $23,432.32 in private student loan debt

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6 Simple Ways To Build Wealth After College (Even With Student Loans)

I grew up thinking that a college degree would be my ticket to wealth or at least entrée into the upper echelons of the middle class. But after taking most of my twenties to dig myself out of $65K of student loans amassed after a B.A. in Political Science, a MSEd in Bilingual Education, and

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4 Things You Must Know About Your Student Loan Repayment Options So You Can Save the Most Money

by Cynthia Lubin After my last blog post on “The Frugal Feminista” where I shared my experience with managing a whopping $100k+ student loan burden surprisingly more people than I thought reached out to me and opened up about their own personal bouts with student loans. While everyone I spoke with had a unique story,

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Here is How One SisterGirl Accountant with $100,000 Student Loan Debt Is Going to Win the Debt Game

Ya’ll don’t know this…yet, but Cynthia is the bomb!! I kept quiet about my coaching services(which I will be rolling out in the summer. Super stoked!!) for a while because I wanted to make sure that anything that I do, seriously, is useful and in service of the money AND spirit. Seriously, getting out of

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9 Things I Did To Pay Back My $40K Student Loan Debt in Two Years

Frugalistas, I had the opportunity to share my student loan story with Harriette Cole of The ROOT web series Bring It To The Table last week. It was my first interview and I was both excited and nervous. Before I post it on social media, I wanted to share it with you, my tribe. I

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