Student Loans

Student Loans

What is the Money Date? A weekly time to check in. 3 things we review and update: 
1. Spending
 2. Earning
 3. Savings

Student loans account for over $1 trillion in debt in America. If you’re part of that figure, you’re not alone.

If you’re part of this group, here’s a starting point for managing your debt: Analyze your circumstances (everyone’s different!) and develop a strategy to work your way out of debt.

Analyze your circumstances (Figure out where you are)

  • How much debt do you have
  • How much cash do you have
  • Inventory your private loans
  • Inventory federal loans


Develop a Strategy

The overall goals we have it to minimize the cost of the debt and get rid of it as soon as possible. Review your loans for grace periods, consolidation, refinancing, and forgiveness options (both public and private).

Decide on a repayment plan to use. Consider how much interest you going to pay and remember that Time=Money. Postponing repayment may seem like a great idea initially, but with interest it can get expensive. The best strategy is to start tackling sooner than later.


Anna Sergunina
Anna Sergunina

I'm Anna Sergunina, CFP®, President & CEO at MainStreet Financial Planning, Inc. My passion lies in serving others through financial planning, helping clients achieve their dreams like buying a home, saving for education, or retiring early. With over two decades in the industry and a CFP designation since 2009, I'm dedicated to excellence and continuous growth. Beyond work, I cherish moments with my son Liam, prioritize self-care, and engage in content creation for my Money Boss Parent Podcast and Money Library blog.

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