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3 More People on Crushing Student Debt And Creating the Lives They Want

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Personal Loans: The Key Ingredient to Navigating Life’s Ups and Downs Like a Boss

Borrowing to pay for college, a down payment on a home, or even a car is a financial given for Americans striving to reach their long-term goals. These loans are as common as Sunday brunches and binge watching Netflix. And with the rising popularity of personal loans, it’s clear that they, too, are becoming a part of the financial journey for many people.

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Your 6-Step Plan for Managing Student Loans—and The Tools to Help You Do It

When you’re struggling to pay student loans, it helps to know you’re not alone. Members of the class of 2016 now carry, on average, $37,173 in student loan debt—up 6% from last year. It’s not easy, but there is good news: You live in the digital age! Want to redecorate your home? There’s an app for that. Manage your bucket list? There’s an app for that, too. So it should come as no surprise that there are a number of websites, tools, and finance apps designed specifically to improve the loan payment experience.

Yet, even with so many options available, it can be hard to make a plan to tackle that debt in a way that’s efficient and helps you see results. We know you’re busy and there’s no quick and easy way to filter through hundreds of online resources to find the best tools for your needs, so we’ve done the work for you.

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Work/Life Balance: Ditch the Foosball Table and Provide More Meaningful Benefits

Did you check your work email while still in bed this morning? If so, you’re living proof of just how much the line between your job and personal life has blurred over the years.

But as an HR professional, you already know that. Employees are working more—they’re logging in from home, spending more hours in the office (those near the top of the ladder clock-in the most), and even skimping on hard-earned vacation days.

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Going From $54k in Debt to Saving for a Wedding and House: An Interview with SoFi Member Deanna Krinn

Name: Deanna Krinn

Age: 29

Locale: Bloomington, IN

Alma Mater: Indiana University

By Day: Project Manager at Indiana University Communications

SoFi Member Since: 2015

Approximate SoFi Loan: $54,000, Combined Personal and Student Loan Refi

SoFi Savings: ~$500/month

Deanna Krinn is the first in her family to put herself through college, which she knew would be challenging when relying solely on scholarships and loans.

As a result of having to move to attend college, Deanna maxed out her first credit card, charging $2,000 on it in just a few months after arriving at Indiana University. Despite working three jobs to cover her expenses while in school, her total credit card debt grew to over $16,000, and she was forced to take out a personal loan to keep up with payments.

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