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Refinancing Student Loans: Pros And Cons You Need To Consider

Each year, U.S. student loan debt continues to grow. Cumulatively, Americans now owe over $1.6 trillion in student loans. And according to Saving for College, over two-thirds of bachelor’s degree grads from the Class 0f 2019 graduated with debt–with an average debt load of $29,900. There are the key refinancing student loans pros and cons you …

9 Best Places To Buy Textbooks

Many things contribute to the overall cost of college. But textbooks can really put a dent in your wallet if you don’t know where to look. Finding the best places to buy textbooks is an important part of keeping college costs low. Since textbooks are required for most classes, purchasing them isn’t really an option. …

What Are The Best Types Of Student Loans?

So you’ve done everything you can possibly do to save on college costs. You’ve searched for available scholarships and grants, you’ve applied for federal aid, and you’ve tried to pick an affordable school. And you still have a college funding gap. If I just described your situation, you’re not alone. In fact, over 45 million …

154 | Hacking The FAFSA | Brian Eufinger And Seonwoo Lee

Graduating from college debt-free can accelerate the path to FI dramatically. Brian Eufinger and Seonwoo Lee share their best tips on hacking the FAFSA on today’s episode. Hacking The FAFSA The FAFSA, Free Application for Federal Student Aid, helps colleges determine how much student aid your student will receive. Understanding how the FAFSA works could …

FI After College: Best Money Moves After Graduation

Pursuing FI is well and good if you have an established job that pays you well. But what about those fresh out of college? I know when I graduated, I barely had enough in the bank to put a downpayment on an apartment, let alone start pursuing Financial Independence. What should a person do with …

Attention Students! 33 Discounts Just For You

If you’re a student pursuing FI, you know how important saving money is. And you definitely don’t want to miss out on the savings that student discounts can provide you. Many businesses offer varying reductions in price, with some even offering freebies! Sometimes small discounts don’t seem worth it, but they can add up fast …

138 | How To Get Paid To Go To College With Anthony Gary

Anthony talks about the strategy he used to go to college for profit in his senior year. The strategies he outlines could be used as early as freshman year to make college a profitable experience. High School In high school, Anthony had a relatively high GPA and solid standardized test scores but no means to …

114R | Fine Tuning the College Equation | PSAT and National Merit Scholarship

Brian Eufinger returns to fill the gaps and address questions from the community about PSATs and National Merit Scholars, Brad and Jonathan discuss the benefits of creating a college-hacking strategy early, and the ChooseFI community responds to Monday’s episode. Financial independence is generally about knowing the rules and making decisions according to what you value …

114 | Demystify College Scholarships | Brian Eufinger | Edison Prep

Brian Eufinger, co-founder of Edison Prep, dives deep into the college admissions process. He explains how students should approach grades and test scores to give themselves the best college options. Brian and Silvia Eufinger run a two-person ACT tutoring company in Georgia called Edison Prep. They both do this full time and between the two …

089 | Retail Path To FI With College Investor

Robert, from The College Investor, talks about his lucrative job as a Target store manager, building his blog into a highly profitable side hustle, his relationship with frugality, and the keys to success in a retail interview. What you’ll hear discussed on today’s show How did Robert end up where he is now – side …

Applying To Colleges? Why You Should Consider Small Private Schools

Talk to almost anyone in the financial independence community about higher education and you will hear the same theme. Go to a community college, take as many AP tests as you can, only consider large public universities–this is the mainstream wisdom that seldom gets challenged. On the surface, all of this makes perfect sense–the tuition …

078R | College Hacking Toolbox

Discussion of Episode 78 with Travis Hornsby and the positive feedback we received Jonathan has become a “rockstar” at selling things on Craigslist Tips from Jonathan on how to earn more money selling on Craigslist, including how to write a better product description Brad also decluttered his life by selling his old home and now …