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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

Why The First Degree to Cost $700,000 is Worth It

12/1/2020
Your student loan balance at the end of your program can balloon more than you thought you’d end up with. Find out how that happens, why I think America’s first $700,000 dental degree is worth it and why your student loan debt doesn’t matter as much as you think. In today’s episode, you'll find out: The hidden cost of higher educationHow tuition inflation impacts studentsHow much accrued interest adds to your loanWhy your loans balloon so much while you’re in schoolHow to calculate...

Duration:00:40:20

Declining Reimbursement Rates, plus What Trump's Finances Show About Student Loans

11/24/2020
If you’re facing a potential salary decrease due to decreasing insurance reimbursement rates, you can start to worry about paying your student loans. In this episode, I talk about steps to take to mitigate the impact and what you can do if you’re in this situation. I also cover lessons you can learn about managing your student loans from Trump’s finances. Find out how to lower your tax liability and save money on your student loans using lessons from Trump’s tax records. In today’s...

Duration:00:43:35

What President Biden Might Do to Student Loans

11/17/2020
Each state is working to certify the official election results, but we have an apparent winner in President-Elect Joe Biden. Given the history of Obama-Biden student loan policies, it’s likely that we’ll see some progressive changes that could affect the future of student loans. Here are seven things that a Biden administration may try to achieve, and my thoughts on how that could affect the treatment of student loan debt going forward. In today’s episode, you'll find out: What a Biden...

Duration:00:52:52

Why Your Retirement Accounts Don't Matter Nearly As Much As You Think

11/10/2020
People love retirement accounts. If I had a dollar for every time someone got excited about contributing to their backdoor Roth IRA, I would probably be a millionaire. While it’s great energy to have, it’s not that important to your long-term financial future. In this episode, I share my thoughts on why your retirement accounts don’t matter nearly as much as you think. In today’s episode, you'll find out: Full show notes at: http://studentloanplanner.com/102 Links...

Duration:00:39:20

5 Biggest Risks To Your Finances Post-Election

11/3/2020
With the election looming, we’re all anxious about what might happen. And with that, a public service announcement: If you haven’t voted, please go vote! Regardless of who wins, there are risks to your finances post-election. I’m sharing the five biggest risks that you should pay attention to - and how to overcome them - once the election season is over. In today’s episode, you'll find out: Full show notes at: http://studentloanplanner.com/101 Like the show? There are several ways you...

Duration:00:37:12

What Will Happen to Student Loans After the Election?

10/27/2020
For this milestone 100th episode, I’m joined by all four consultants. Because we’re just one week away from the election, I’m talking with them about the election and what we expect could happen to your student loans regardless of who wins the 2020 presidential election. In this episode, you'll find out: A recap of Travis’ paternity leaveTravis’ preferred brand of diapers for his new babyThe difference between a “trip” and “vacation” when you’re a parentThe probability of there being a...

Duration:00:41:22

Back to Basics: What You Need to Know About IDR Plans

10/20/2020
Justin Harvey, CFP®, and Rob Bertman, CFA, CFP®, explore income-driven repayment (IDR) plans, how each can affect your financial future, and strategies to help you maximize your student loan repayment and keep more money in your pocket. In today’s episode, you'll find out: What the IDR payment cap is and what plans have oneWhich IDR plans are best for physicians and other high-earning professionalsHow the Standard Repayment Plan can factor into your IDR planWhich plan is best if you expect...

Duration:00:37:34

Scary Student Loan Stories

10/13/2020
Is there anything scarier than student loans? With Halloween just around the corner, student loan experts Lauryn Williams and Meagan Landress share scary updates from 2020 and terrifying student loan stories. In today’s episode, you'll find out: An update on student loan changes so far this yearIf student loan payments will be suspended after December 31Should you recertify your income-driven plan before the end of the yearWhy recertifying your income now could be a smart strategyWhat...

Duration:00:39:59

Your Student Loan Questions Answered

10/6/2020
We have seen a lot of changes to the student loan system over the last few months. The Student Loan Planner team of consultants - Meagan Landress, Lauryn Williams, Justin Harvey, and Rob Bertman - are following the changes to keep you up to date. In this episode, they’re answering your questions to give you the low-down on student loans. In today’s episode, you'll find out: Full show notes at http://studentloanplanner.com/97 Like the show? There are several ways you can help! Subscribe...

Duration:00:42:12

Best Tips for Financial Planning: How to Balance Saving, Investing, and Paying off Debt with Student Loans

9/29/2020
Student Loan Planner consultants Rob Bertman and Meagan Landress share their best tips to find balance with budgeting, saving, investing, and paying off debt without sacrificing your quality of life. In today’s episode, you'll find out: Full show notes at: http://studentloanplanner.com/96 Like the show? There are several ways you can help! Subscribe onApple Podcasts,SpotifyorGoogle PodcastsLeave an honest review onApple Podcasts Follow onFacebook,Twitter, orLinkedIn Feeling helpless...

Duration:00:55:56

Unique Student Loan Considerations for Physicians

9/22/2020
Physicians often ignore their student loan debt because so much of their brain space and emotional energy is dedicated to their vocation of medicine. In this episode, Student Loan Planner consultants Lauryn Williams and Justin Harvey explore unique student loan considerations and strategies for physicians. In today’s episode, you'll find out: Full show notes at: http://studentloanplanner.com/95 Like the show? There are several ways you can help! Subscribe onApple...

Duration:00:41:49

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly About Student Loans and Your Personal Finances

9/15/2020
With Travis on paternity leave, the consultants are taking over the Student Loan Planner Podcast. All four consultants come together to share the good, the bad, and the ugly about student loans and your personal finances. In today’s episode, you'll find out: Who are the Student Loan Planner consultantsHow to make a career change when you have student loansHow bad advice from a friend cheated a client out of qualifying for PSLFSometimes letting your balance grow over time makes senseHow...

Duration:00:44:19

How to Love Your Job (Or Leave It) - Despite your Debt

9/8/2020
If you’re frustrated with your job and dreaming about making a change, this episode is for you. I’ll show you the 3 traits you need to learn to love your job. And if you can’t? That’s okay because we’ll talk about the steps you can take to leave your job and do something you love. In today’s episode, you'll find out: How to boost your happiness long term instead of just temporarilyHow to find gratitude despite student loan debtWhy comparison is the thief of joyWhy you shouldn’t worry...

Duration:00:44:08

Best and Worst Jobs During the Pandemic

9/1/2020
The pandemic has brought a significant amount of stress into our lives. For borrowers already feeling pressure because of high student debt balances, this might be the breaking point. Which professions regret their career the most? And is it because of the pandemic or because of student loan debt? I reveal what our listeners say are the best and worst jobs during the pandemic. In today’s episode, you'll find out: “Career regret” survey results from 3,000 professionals Why 3x as many...

Duration:00:50:38

How Student Loans are like being a California or New York resident

8/25/2020
From the perspective of what you’ll have to pay on your student loans, the worst that can happen isn’t any different than being a resident of California or New York City. Student loans aren’t a debt sentence. If you have a plan in place, life can be pretty good with student loans. I explain why student loans are like a tax, and also answer a few listener questions about student loans. In today’s episode, you'll find out: Full show notes at: http://studentloanplanner.com/91 Links...

Duration:00:51:22

What the Trump Student Loan Order Means

8/18/2020
In addition to Joe Biden announcing Kamala Harris as his running mate, President Trump issued a student loan order. Trump’s order extended some of the relief of the CARES Act but it also comes with some confusion. In this episode, I’m giving a rundown of the impact it could have and what the order means for you. In today’s episode, you'll find out: Overview of recent events in Washington, DCWhat Kamala Harris thinks about student loansWhich programs Harris thinks should be...

Duration:00:39:22

Pandemic Recession Investing Q&A

8/11/2020
Knowing how to handle your student loans is only part of the equation. You must also know how to invest so that, one day, you’ll have so much net worth that having student loans is irrelevant. Join me as I go through several listener-submitted questions about how to invest with student loans, and how the pandemic recession might impact your strategy. In today’s episode, you'll find out: Full show notes at: http://studentloanplanner.com/89 Links mentioned: Buckingham Wealth...

Duration:00:43:54

Should You Stay in a Job Because of Loan Forgiveness?

8/4/2020
Changing jobs can lead to more than changes in your income. It could disqualify you from PSLF. But what if you’re in a job that makes you unhappy? Should you stay? In this episode, I answer those questions and more to help you decide if moving to the private sector is worth it. In today’s episode, you'll find out: Full show notes at: http://studentloanplanner.com/88 Like the show? There are several ways you can help! Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Podcasts Leave an...

Duration:00:36:08

How can you invest when everything is so expensive?

7/28/2020
Investing is a crucial part of building long-term financial stability. Even if you have student loan debt that tops $500,000 or more, here’s a look at how our flagship course, Six Figure Debt to Six Figure Net Worth, can teach you to invest and transform your life. In today’s episode, you'll find out: Full show notes at: http://studentloanplanner.com/87 Links mentioned: Six Figure Debt to Six Figure Net Worth Like the show? There are several ways you can help! Subscribe on Apple...

Duration:00:48:21

Compassion Fatigue, Moral Distress, and Mental Health in Veterinary Medicine

7/21/2020
Dr. Carrie Jurney joins me in this episode to talk about mental health challenges of veterinary professionals. She is the board president of Not One More Vet, Inc, which is the largest profession-specific mental health advocacy organization that I’m aware of, and helps to foster a community of over 25,000 veterinarians, support staff, and vet students to promote better mental health and self care. In today’s episode, you'll find out: Why compassion fatigue is a real issueHow Not One More...

Duration:00:44:59