7 Ways For Families To Manage Student Loan Debt

If your family has student debt, you’re not alone.  If you feel like it’s a mountain with no end in sight, that’s also quite normal.  The fact is that student loan debt is a huge part of our lives.  Some people think that their debt is something they’ll have to deal with forever.  But, it doesn’t have to be that way.  You can manage student loan debt.  It might not be easy or quick, but a good plan can pay off.  Here are a few way for your family to manage student loan debt.

Make Student Loan Debt Payoff A Priority

Some people think that student loan debt will be around forever.  For some people, paying off their debt is just another bill payment.  If you’re serious about getting rid of student loan debt, give it more priority.  Additional attention is necessary to tackle something so big.

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A Payroll Mortgage Is Easy To Qualify For

A payroll loan online is perfect for many who want a bit of additional money and so they don’t want to fret about borrowing money from associates and relations. After all, it can be a bit of embarrassing having to admit that you don’t have sufficient money to pay your payments. Nonetheless, if you apply for a web based payday mortgage, you are never going to have to satisfy your lender face to face. Because of this there isn’t something to be embarrassed about must you bump into them in public. This is only one in all many benefits of borrowing money from payday loan lenders.

 

Finding The Right Solution

When you need a little additional money to get you through the week, apply on-line.  This can get the money that you need immediately. Many individuals would by no means even consider applying for a short-time period payroll loan as a result of their underneath the assumption that it’s important to have wonderful credit score.

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Peak Debt – What Is Your Story?

Have you reached peak debt?  That’s what I consider the highest debt you’ll willingly take on during your lifetime.  Many people may not have hit peak debt yet.  Think of people who have not bought homes but plan to do so.  They will probably hit peak debt later.  But even they can look at their peak debt to date.

Our Peak Debt Story

We hit our peak debt in June 2007.  Predictably, this was when we took on the mortgage to our current home.  I figure that for many, this would when they saw their debt at its highest.  After all, for most people that buy a home, it’s the largest purchase they’ll ever make.  Since so many people do so with a mortgage, debt lines up as well.

For us, our highest debt total was comprised of the following:

  • Mortgage – $224,000 (this was 80% of the cost of our home)
  • Student Loan Debt – $31,969
  • Auto Loan – $8,647
  • Credit Cards – $0

This put our total at $264,616.  That was the highest debt we ever hit.

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Debt is a Habit and Mindset That’s Contagious

We’ve all heard about the difference between nature and nurture.  These two umbrella categories of influences determine who we are and how we behave. Different people have different ideas about which is more important – the role that parents have in raising their children, or in the environment the child grows up in and in their own DNA. It’s clear that there is a complex interplay between these two arenas of influence. But how does this play out in the realm of personal finance?

Financial Behaviors

It is thought that most of our financial behaviors are learned, not innate.  Humans have instincts when it comes to being thrifty.  How we allocate our resources ties to our basic survival instincts.  Yes, this goes all the way down to how we spend our money.  Regardless, what we learn from our parents shapes us in many ways.  This holds true in many ways, including how we use our money.

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Do You Believe These Money Myths?

There are a lot of different things you’ll read when it comes to your money.  The personal finance world has lots of people with many opinions.  I’m one of them!  But with so much out there, it can often get confusing.  What do you believe?  What’s true and what’s a suggestion?  I don’t have all the answers.  But there are a few money myths that I’ve seen come up more than a few times.

#1: Always Pay The Higher Interest Loan First

The higher the interest rate means that less of your payment goes to your principal.  This is true.  So, you should always pay the highest interest loan first, right?

Not always.

I think you have some flexibility here.  If you have a loan with a low balance, maybe consider paying that off first.  It will free up some cash flow.  Plus, paying off a loan will give you a ‘win’ on your scorecard.  Those can be very important and might be worth a few bucks in higher interest in the short term.

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10 Short Term Money Goals That Are Easy

We all know we can do a better job at saving money, right?  I know I do!  Sometimes figuring out where to start is a bigger obstacle than actually making the changes.  If you can relate to that, then this post is for you.  Here are ten short term money goals, things that you can do today and without much trouble, that can really help you out.

Review Your Insurance Policies

Most people could save money on insurance.  You can often adjust your deductibles to lower your payment.  I also recommend shopping your policies around.  If you have more than one type of policy, you can often get a multiple policy discount by using one carrier.  Either way, checking your insurance is something that can probably save you money.  The great thing is that you can do this with just a few phone calls or website visits.

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