78 – $1.5 Trillion in Student Loan Debt – Find Out How to Get Out!

In this episode, KT discusses student loan debt strategies with Tammy Symons CFP, New Day Solutions:

  • American students are $1.5 Trillion in debt
  • Most loans are due six months after graduation
  • Paying them back is a challenge for people starting their careers

Key Takeaways:

  • The difference between subsidized vs. unsubsidized loans
  • What you need to know about forbearance
  • How parents can help students pay off loans while in school
  • Know your repayment options, including forgiveness

Quote: “You are either going to earn your way out of (student loan debt) or it will stalk you for the rest of your life.” – KT 

About the author, Kathleen

Kathleen Thomas, who often goes by KT, has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry and understands the need for women to take control of their financial lives.

A Certified Investment Management Analyst, Chartered Life Underwriter, and Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner, Thomas earned her degrees in Finance and Political Science from Salem College.

Prior to founding NewDay Solutions, an independent Registered Advisor Firm, Thomas spent 20 years as a private wealth advisor for Ameriprise Financial Services. Many of her earliest clients continue to work with her.

Thomas is an avid long-distance runner and triathlon participant. She has completed the Boston Marathon seven times and the Ironman Distance Triathlon three times. She has volunteered as coach and mentor for Girls on the Run New Hampshire and Team in Training.

Raised in Newton, Massachusetts, Thomas now lives in Seabrook, New Hampshire, with her husband, John. They have one daughter.

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