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To say the first of the Presidential debates was memorable would be an understatement. Something that seems to have gotten forgotten in between all the one-liners and talking points was the subject of student loans. Many of our clients and their loved ones currently have student loans or will in the future, so we wanted to devote this month's newsletter to what is an incredibly important issue to so many Americans. As usual, feel free to share these resources around and follow up with any questions you may have. We are here to help!
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- Read: Bank Rate does a wonderful job of going over some of the most pressing questions many people have regarding President Trump and Biden's respective stances on student loans. They give a measured and level-headed estimation of what is happening with student loan debt now and what may happen in the future.
- Listen: When saddled with a massive amount of student loan debt, one of the most difficult things to do is wrap your head around trying to make your payments and live your life at the same time! Luckily, due to forbearance, you've got some time to take a breath and do some planning. In this recent episode of the Student Loan Planner podcast, 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. Yes, it is possible to deal with your student loans and live your life! Make sure to scroll to the middle of the page where you'll find the audio.
- Watch: In this episode of the Zack Beck Show, Zach goes over the proposals (and their probability for success) by both Trump and Biden (in a non-partisan way) and touches upon the offer Elizabeth Warren and Chuck Schumer made to Trump which would give him the power to cancel up to $50,000 in student loan debt for all Americans.
You can click on the links below to access this month's resources. Thanks for reading, listening, and watching!