Using student loan refinancing to help clients achieve their financial goals

With over 44 million Americans currently carrying more than $1.4 trillion in student loan debt, financial advisors are likely seeing more and more clients come in the door with significant student debt on their personal balance sheets. If you’re a financial advisor, your first instinct might be to help your clients tackle their student debt […]

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How One Physician Took Control of His Student Loans

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This article was originally published in White Coat Investor. It’s likely no surprise that debt for medical school graduates has increased by nearly 12% from 2011 to 2015. This means that the average doctor who graduates with student debt does so with more than $180,000 in loans. $180,000! That’s the cost of a house in […]

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Top 5 Questions About Student Loan Repayment Benefits

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Did you ever wish that someone would help you repay your student loans? Well, you’re not alone. The Institute for College Access and Affordability found that currently, around 70% of students are graduating with student debt – $35,000, on average, according to Edvisors, a company focused on connecting students and families with private lenders. At […]

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How to Pay Off Student Loans: Snowball Method or Avalanche Method?

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If you’ve ever searched the web for “how to pay off student loans,” you’ve probably come across hundreds of articles that all advocate for different payoff methods. But student loans, like all other aspects of personal finance, are just that – personal. That’s why there’s no right answer to this question. We recently interviewed two […]

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Ghana: Where education brings hope

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In October, five CommonBond members and three employees visited Ghana for our Second Annual CommonBond Impact in Action trip. Read on to learn more about each of the participants’ experience seeing the impact of CommonBond’s Social Promise first hand.  It is truly amazing how a genuine smile can make you feel. On my trip to Ghana […]

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My second visit to Ghana: a lesson in gratitude

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I recently went to Ghana for our second annual CommonBond “Impact in Action” trip. As with our first trip to Ghana last year (captured here), it was a special experience. It was an opportunity to see our Social Promise in action and witness firsthand its impact. The way our Social Promise works is simple: f­or every degree funded […]

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How I’m Achieving My Financial Goals for My Growing Family

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Over the course of my life, I have been fortunate to be surrounded by family members who made their living by helping others. My mother is a teacher and my stepfather is a nurse, so the idea of pursuing a career that gives back to others – even if it was at the expense of […]

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The Impact of Teacher Support and a Social Classroom

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In October, five CommonBond members and three employees visited Ghana for our Second Annual CommonBond Impact in Action trip. Read on to learn more about each of the participants’ experience seeing the impact of CommonBond’s Social Promise first hand.  I recently had the opportunity to participate in CommonBond’s Second Annual Impact in Action Trip to Ghana […]

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