Posts by Kat Tretina

Kat Tretina is a freelance writer based in Orlando. Specializing in personal finance, she is focused on helping people pay down their debt and boost their incomes. Her work has been feature din publications like The Huffington Post, Entrepreneur, and U.S. News.
Kat Tretina

If you're struggling with student loans, you’re not alone. On average, graduates leave school with $37,172 in education debt. Worse, it takes most people nearly 20 years to pay off the loans in full.

If you’ve decided to tackle your debt by refinancing your student loans, going through a credit union instead of a traditional bank can be a smart choice that can save you money. Even better: There's a new, innovative lending platform that can make finding the best deal a whole lot easier. Let's talk about how to find a loan through LendKey

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Entering medical school is a huge decision. While the rewards can be great, becoming a doctor or medical professional is a long road. You’ll have to spend years getting a bachelor’s degree, going through medical school, and completing your residency. 

Along the way, you’ll rack up a significant amount of debt. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, 2017 medical school graduates walked away with $190,964 in student loan debt, on average. So the question is, is med school worth the price tag? Let's dig a little deeper. 

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If you’re struggling with education debt, student loan forgiveness and discharge programs may sound like a dream come true. 

But depending on which forgiveness or discharge program you qualify for, you could get hit with a hefty tax bill after your balance is wiped out. Below, find out how seven different forgiveness and discharge programs work and which treat your forgiven balance as taxable income.

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