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WKW 59: How to Get a Lower Interest Rate on Your Debt with Dan Macklin

By on Apr 17, 2015 in Debt, Podcast | 1 comment

Today with us we have Dan Macklin who is one of the founding members of SoFi, a marketplace lender that offers student loan refinancing, personal loans and mortgages. He is a thought leader whose perspectives on education debt and personal finance have been featured in a variety of media outlets including CNBC, ABC, Fox Business and Fast Company, as well as his...

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How One Woman “Swept Away” Nearly $80,000 in Debt in Less Than 3 Years

By on Apr 15, 2015 in Debt | 4 comments

How did you acquire $79,500 in debt? What did that debt consist of? My debt consisted of $50,784.35 in credit card debt, and an additional $28,756.17 in student loan debt that was a combination of my master’s degree and my daughters undergraduate degree. What did it feel like to have that much debt? It felt like a huge, crushing burden that filled me with dread,...

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How to Pay off $22,000 in Debt in Less Than Two Years on a $48,000 Income

By on Apr 1, 2015 in Debt | 2 comments

How did you acquire $22,000 in debt? What did that debt consist of? When my husband and I got married in 2011, we were $22,000 in debt. It was left over from Dontae’s student loans with some of it being credit card debt. I had debt in the past (car loans, student loans, credit card), but at this point it was paid off. What did it feel like to have that much debt? It...

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How to Payoff over $500,000 in Debt in One Month

By on Mar 25, 2015 in Debt | 3 comments

How did you acquire $560,000 in debt? What did that debt consist of? The $63,000 was all credit card debt. We also had a mortgage totaling nearly $500,000. The short version is I bought an expensive home just as my business income was about to drop off a cliff. Why did I take the plunge and buy a house in 2010 when the real estate crisis was still going strong? For...

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