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Travis helps you navigate the insane world of student loans, especially if you owe $50,000 to $1 million. If you've ever spent too much time on the phone with your loan servicer, this is the show for you. Every week we share tips on loan forgiveness, investing, crushing debt, and how to get to financial freedom when you owe more than most people's mortgage.

Travis helps you navigate the insane world of student loans, especially if you owe $50,000 to $1 million. If you've ever spent too much time on the phone with your loan servicer, this is the show for you. Every week we share tips on loan forgiveness, investing, crushing debt, and how to get to financial freedom when you owe more than most people's mortgage.

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United States

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Travis helps you navigate the insane world of student loans, especially if you owe $50,000 to $1 million. If you've ever spent too much time on the phone with your loan servicer, this is the show for you. Every week we share tips on loan forgiveness, investing, crushing debt, and how to get to financial freedom when you owe more than most people's mortgage.

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English

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8505728911


Episodes

How to Define and Achieve Your New American Dream

6/22/2021
Historically, the American Dream was to simply own your own home. But in this day and age, is getting out of debt the new American Dream? Our consultant takeover continues this week with Meagan Landress and Dan Rooker who unpack that very question. They break down current attitudes—many of which came about as a result of the pandemic—toward purchasing a home, investing, and paying down different kinds of debt. SLP publicist Brittney Lynn makes a guest appearance on the show to discuss how...

Duration:00:37:59

Top Advice to Dads for Helping their Kids with Student Loans

6/15/2021
With Father’s Day just around the corner, Lauryn Williams sits down with Meagan Landress and Rob Bertman to offer advice to dads who are in the process of helping their kids with their student loans—whether by helping to pay them down or taking on the loan in their name altogether. In today’s episode, you'll find out: Like the show? There are several ways you can help! Follow onApple Podcasts,SpotifyorGoogle PodcastsLeave an honest review onApple Podcasts Follow onFacebook,Twitter,...

Duration:00:44:33

What is the PSLF Snowball? [Rebroadcast]

6/8/2021
Only a small number of people were approved for PSLF in the first year of eligibility; I expect the 1% acceptance rate for PSLF is the lowest we will ever see and we should look forward to an increase each year. The media has put out quite a few clickbait headlines on PSLF while sharing plenty of inaccurate information. PSLF became a major story in 2018, but I feel despite the backlash that the program is here to stay. Today on the Student Loan Planner® podcast, we will be discussing...

Duration:00:34:59

Frequent Student Loan Fails and FAQs with Lauryn Williams, CFP®, CSLP®

6/1/2021
Join consultant Lauryn Williams, CFP®, CSLP®, as she addresses the two most common “frequent fails” around handling student loan debt and answers frequently asked questions from clients and podcast listeners. You’ll also learn more about Lauryn, her background, and how she went from Olympic medalist to financial planner. In today’s episode, you'll find out: Like the show? There are several ways you can help! Follow onApple Podcasts,SpotifyorGoogle PodcastsLeave an honest review onApple...

Duration:00:39:04

The Model Minority Myth

5/25/2021
In celebration of May being Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month, Dan Rooker, CFP®, CSLP®, and Lauryn Williams, CFP®, CSLP®, talk about the “Model Minority” Myth. As they unpack the cultural stereotypes, they dive specifically into how certain long-held beliefs and stigmas among the Asian American community tend to lead to costly education decisions which negatively affect their student loans and career choices, and uncover what we can do as a society to bring awareness to...

Duration:00:37:42

How to Get Ready to Spend Money Again Post Pandemic

5/18/2021
As much as we’re all itching to get back to normalcy in our day-to-day lives, we need to think about how we can ease back into spending on a daily basis without sabotaging the financial goals we’ve set for ourselves throughout the past year, particularly around student loans. In today’s episode, Rob Bertman, CFA, CFP®, sits down with Lauryn Williams, CFP®, CSLP®, and Dan Rooker, CFP®, CSLP®, to discuss five steps to getting ready to spend money again in a post-pandemic world. In today’s...

Duration:00:42:48

The Looming Legal Fight over Cancellation

5/11/2021
Have the chances of student loan debt cancellation increased in recent weeks? Yes. But it isn’t that simple. Join me as I discuss the possibility of student loan debt cancellation, what it could mean for your repayment strategy, and why I think the looming legal battle over cancellation would create chaos. In today’s episode, you'll find out: Like the show? There are several ways you can help! Follow onApple Podcasts,SpotifyorGoogle PodcastsLeave an honest review onApple Podcasts...

Duration:00:49:59

The Challenges Women Face When Up Against Student Loan Debt

5/4/2021
It’s a consultant takeover! All of the ladies of Student Loan Planner, Lauryn Williams, Meagan Landress, and Molly Laughter, are talking more about the mental health survey. There’s more to student debt than managing the numbers, and they’re going to unpack the challenges women face when they are up against student loan debt and while navigating life in general. In today’s episode, you'll find out: Like the show? There are several ways you can help! Follow onApple...

Duration:00:37:59

Putting Your Goals First and Student Loans Last

4/27/2021
Want the secret to life with student loans? Join me as I talk with senior consultant Lauryn Williams on seven key life goals that should take priority over your student loans, whatever your circumstances in life. That’s not to say you should let your loans go into default while going after your goals, but we don’t recommend you sacrifice your dreams because of student loans. There is a better way! In today’s episode, you'll find out: Like the show? There are several ways you can...

Duration:00:48:41

The Mental Health Burden of Student Loans

4/20/2021
Student loan borrowers face enormous mental health challenges. Our mental health survey of student loan borrowers found that 1 out of every 14 borrowers considered suicide because of their student loans. Listen in as Student Loan Advisor and consultant Meagan Landress CSLP® and I tackle the tough topic of mental health burdens that many borrowers experience. We’re discussing the results of our survey, sharing our thoughts on the various factors that may be contributing to these issues, and...

Duration:00:54:46

Can You Settle Your Debt?

4/13/2021
Join me and special guest Christie Arkovich who has specialized in helping clients get through financial hardships since 1995. Christie was a champion of the student loan system working for Sallie Mae during the early stages of her career but came to realize that the system is broken. We talk about her work for Sallie Mae and why she “switched sides” to help borrowers navigate the many complexities of the student loan industry. In today’s episode, you'll find out: Like the show? There are...

Duration:00:49:03

Will Rising Interest Rates Hurt Me?

4/6/2021
If you’re someone with a lot of student loan debt, you’re probably more familiar with the negatives around interest rates. But borrowing money isn’t necessarily a bad thing, and interest rates are a much more interesting and important topic than you might think. I’ll break down what interest rates are, why they’ve been rising steadily in recent months, and give you some guidance on making big decisions that will impact your financial future. In today’s episode, you'll find out: Like the...

Duration:00:51:36

Beware Hidden Agendas in the Student Loan Industry

3/30/2021
With so much conflicting information out there about the student loan crisis, it literally pays to have some healthy skepticism when asking for guidance on your specific situation. Listen in as I share the five types of groups who you should be slow to trust when it comes to their advice on your student debt. In today’s episode, you'll find out: Like the show? There are several ways you can help! Subscribe onApple Podcasts,SpotifyorGoogle PodcastsLeave an honest review onApple Podcasts...

Duration:00:55:59

Student Loan Forgiveness Is Tax-Free Now. Or Is It?

3/23/2021
The American Rescue Plan, signed into law on March 11, makes student loan forgiveness tax-free until the end of 2025. That’s a big deal for borrowers on long-term forgiveness. I talk about the implications of this game-changing provision and addresses several potential questions and concerns from our listeners. In today’s episode, you'll find out: Like the show? There are several ways you can help! Subscribe onApple Podcasts,SpotifyorGoogle PodcastsLeave an honest review onApple...

Duration:00:42:40

Is 2021 a Bubble for Investing?

3/16/2021
Wondering what’s going on with the financial markets? I’m joined by consultants Rob Bertman CFA, CFP® and one of our newest consultants, Molly Laughter MBA, CFA, CFP® to examine whether we’re in a bubble. The three of us have a variety of experiences handling billions of investment dollars. We’re doing a technical deep dive into what is going on with the financial markets and what the investment landscape in general is currently like. And most importantly, talking about what it all means for...

Duration:00:46:59

What You Need to Know About Taxes in 2021

3/9/2021
Did someone say “tax party?” I’m joined by Lauryn, Meagan and Dan, one of our newest consultants, on the podcast to discuss taxes. We talk about 2020 taxes and things to keep in mind as 2021 unfolds, including the student loan interest deduction, best practices for your traditional or Roth IRA in 2021, how to make full use of the small business deduction, what you need to know about married filing separately versus married filing jointly and much more. In today’s episode, you'll find...

Duration:00:43:33

Will President Biden Block Student Loan Cancelation?

3/2/2021
When President Biden was asked at his first town hall whether he would forgive at least $50,000 of student loan debt, he quickly responded, “I will not make that happen.” The president is in support of canceling $10k for borrowers, but there’s a catch. Student Loan Planner Consultant Meagan Landress joins me to unpack why the president said what he did, what it means and what borrowers might expect in the next four years. In today’s episode, you'll find out: Like the show? There are...

Duration:00:45:59

The Perfect Income for Peak Happiness as a Student Loan Borrower

2/23/2021
Do you wonder if you made the right decision to go into the field you did? After investing years of time and effort, along with hundreds of thousands of dollars in student loan debt, do you ask yourself “is the grass greener on the other side?” Join me as I take a deep dive into what peak happiness might look like, how to deal with job regret and the perfect income to achieve maximum happiness as a student loan borrower. In today’s episode, you'll find out: Like the show? There are...

Duration:00:59:27

Is It Ever a Good Idea to Abandon Student Loan Forgiveness?

2/16/2021
A big focus of our podcast is maximizing loan forgiveness when you owe a lot more than you earn in student loans. But what if your income grew to a point where it would cost more if you stuck with forgiveness? Should you abandon student loan forgiveness? Join me as I discuss all you need to consider when making the decision to pay off your loan and abandon forgiveness. In today’s episode, you'll find out: Full show notes at: http://studentloanplanner.com/116 Like the show? There are...

Duration:00:51:59

Be a Clydesdale, Not a Pony: Why Borrowers Shouldn’t Be Afraid of Taking More Professional Risks

2/9/2021
What do student loans have in common with the Budweiser Clydesdales? You know, those massive and powerful bay-colored draught horses that you see in Bud advertisements? Forgive the analogy, but you are a Clydesdale. You have more power than you think to steer your professional and, yes, financial destiny. Join me as I make the case that you may be underestimating your ability to handle the load of student loan debt by discussing why our student loan system is, literally, an income tax you...

Duration:00:45:33