Category Archives: Student Loans

Dr. Amanda Liu, DrWiseMoney.com

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Today we are delighted to have Dr. Amanda Liu, creator and blogger for DrWiseMoney.com. Amanda is a PGY2 at Banner University Medical Center and her blog serves to leverage her voice as she achieves her financial goals of purchasing a home, paying off student loans, maxing out retirement savings, and becoming retirement eligible by 2023. Dr. Liu was generous enough to share:

  • how she has beaten big banks at their own game by leveraging credit cards to pay down her student loan debt and save $60,000 in interest
  • how she uses those same cards to maximize her cash in reserve and put money into retirement
  • how she was able to make $3,000 by just moving money around – this is is the first time she’s shared this publicly
  • her bad experiences with mortgage bankers and her how she’d advise others on how to find a great lender

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Jan Miller, student-loan-consultant.com

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On this episode, we are excited to have Jan Miller, a nationally renowned student loan consultant with 20 years’ experience in working with private and Federal Student Loans, investment advising, credit card operations, and many other facets of the personal finance industry. Please tune in to hear Jan share his deep knowledge about:

  • the new Repay Program – what it is, when it will roll out and what it means for you
  • what IBR is and how it compares to the Repay Program
  • whether using Repay disqualifies you for he Public Service Loan Forgiveness program
  • caveats to the Repay program that are essential to understand
  • how to get a sales pitch free consultation with him to get your student loan questions answered

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Jason DiLorenzo, student loan advisory DWOQ.com

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On today’s episode we have Jason DiLorenzo, founder of Doctors Without Quarters, a student loan advisory firm that specializes in working with medical professionals, counseling them on what to do with their consumer and student loan debt. Jason talks about:

  • the difference between IBR and Pay As You Earn
  • why he advises paying the minimum required when in PAYE
  • public loan forgiveness and how to keep that option available to you
  • the definition of public service
  • when you should consider refinancing your student loans

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John Collins – GL Advisor

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John Collins is from GL Advisor, an advisory firm designed to help graduate students and young medical professionals fully understand their options, make better decisions, and implement solutions pertaining to student loan debts, as well as offering financial planning and professional investment advice. John spoke to us about the often hard to decipher student loan subject, and he made it clear and easy to understand. John helped us to better understand:

  • How to repay your student loan debt strategically
  • What Public Service Loan Forgiveness is and how you can take advantage of it
  • Gives a clear explanation of Income Based Repayment and Pay As You Earn
  • Reveals what happens with interest and how is that all deferring and accruing while you’re in the Pay As You Earn program
  • What changes he sees coming to Federal loan forgiveness programs and how that might affect those currently in IBR or Pay As You Earn

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