Here’s the budget of a 29-year-old who’s almost done paying over $100,000 of student loans

Business Insider •
Business Insider

In 2013, Jessica Elberfeld got mad. The now 29-year-old had been slowly paying off over $113,000 of public and private student loans since graduating in 2009, at the same slow pace she saw reflected in her peers. Elberfeld had graduated and immediately been hired in the music industry in Nashville, Tennessee. But to make ends

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How to refinance your student debt

Staff Writer, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, and Kaitlin Pitsker •
Kiplinger

You’ve graduated from college, launched a career, and maybe gotten married or purchased a home. But one part of your past continues to give you headaches: your student loans. The rate of increase in the average amount students borrow has slowed in recent years, but borrowers are still racking up debt — about $25,000 to

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