My Debt is Better Than Hers: 5 Reasons Credit Card Debt Trumps Student Loans

1.       Are you kidding me? Look at the interest rate! First off the highest interest rate I have ever paid to a credit card company is 1.7%. In fact I have not paid a penny of interest other than that

How I Paid off My Student Loans at 30 as PGY1.

I hate debt with a vengeance. It all started when I was about 5 years old. I became aware of the dire financial situation my family was in. Debt collectors paid daily visits at our apartment door. I was scared

Is Revised Pay As You Earn (REPAYE) Repayment Plan for you?

    For larger or printable view, click Here. Benefits of REPAYE Plan The REPAYE Plan enables 5 million more Direct Loan borrowers to cap their monthly student loan payment amount at 10 percent of monthly discretionary income, without regard to

DWM Grand Rounds #1: Doc-to-Doc on Personal Finance

DWM Grand Rounds #1: Doc-to-Doc on Personal Finance

Title: Doc-to-Doc on Personal Finance & Physician Support Initiative   Highlights: Student loan management Public Service Loan Forgiveness Maximize Tax Efficiency/ Investment Return Physician Support Initiative P.S.I.   Date & Time:                                                              Location: July 6th, 2016 12-1 pm        

Revised Pay As You Earn (REPAYE) or Refinance?

Revised Pay As You Earn (REPAYE) or Refinance?

This is an in-depth discussion about whether to go for Revised Paye As You Earn (REPAYE) or refinance your student loans with private banks like DRB or LinkCapital. Reader wrote: “My current thought is if someone wants to stay and

Lowest Interest Rate in the Student Loan Refinancing Market!

        A few weeks ago, I learned of the best interest rates in the student loan refinancing market, from First Republic Bank (FRB). Reached out to them, here’s the scoop. More detailed post to come.   Instead of the 6.8% interest

YOUR “Personalized” Student Loan Management Strategy

      I have read and learned extensively on the topic of student loans, especially for someone who has wiped off all her educational debt as a PGY1. After learning all the factoids and nuances, loops and hoops, the

Where to put limited PGY dollars?

As we become aware of how the time value of $ works against us (student loan interest), we will also learn about how it works for us. After refinancing your student loan, not only do you enjoy paying off an

Student Loan Refinance 101

After writing up my first peer-to-peer presentation on personal finance for PGY’s, I decided to divide the presentation up into 2-3 posts as these slides illustrate important points. Since high interest rate student loan is one of the MAJOR way

Physician Debt and Net Worth Report 2015

This reports surveyed nearly 20,000 doctors across 26 specialties with margin of error <1%.* Two slides I found particularly informative are: Physicians’ Net Worth by Age “Over 90% of physicians younger than 28 years of age were worth less than $500,000. Net