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Your October Monthly Market Commentary

In our efforts to bring you the latest updates on things that might impact your financial life, we may occasionally enter the political fray, covering candidates, bills, laws and more. Please note: SoFi does not endorse or take official positions on any candidates and the bills they may be sponsoring or proposing. We may occasionally support legislation that we believe would be beneficial to our members, and will make sure to call it out when we do. Our reporting otherwise is for informational purposes only, and shouldn’t be construed as an endorsement.

With the holidays right around the corner, the market continues to move upwards in the face of major geopolitical headlines and seemingly endless predictions of the next great downturn. October included some major news on stories we have been tracking for several months along with some new updates as companies announced earnings. As you recover from the sugar high after eating all of your kids’ candy (maybe that’s just me…), sit back and catch up on some highlights from October.

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Growing Momentum for DebtFreeTaxFree Movement

In our efforts to bring you the latest updates on things that might impact your financial life, we may occasionally enter the political fray, covering candidates, bills, laws and more.
Please note: SoFi does not endorse or take official positions on any candidates and the bills they may be sponsoring or proposing. We may occasionally support legislation that we believe would also support our members (like now!), but we will be transparent about it when we do. Our reporting otherwise is for informational purposes only, and shouldn’t be construed as an endorsement.

On September 25, 2019, SoFi headed to Washington DC as part of the DebtFreeTaxFree Coalition, where like-minded organizations expressed support for House of Representatives bill, H.R. 1043 / Senate bill, S. 460 . Because these bills are so similar, support was being given to either/or, with SoFi’s general counsel Rob Lavet serving as our Capitol Hill representative.

Organizations met with 21 Congressional offices that day, meeting seven Congress members directly, to share stories about how this legislation could positively impact people in the United States who have student loan debt.

On that day, three more members of the House added their support and signatures to the H.R. bill—with more signing after that day—bringing the total number of signatures to 189 on the House bill and 46 on the Senate bill, making it a total of 235 members of Congress who support one of these bills.

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Are You Leaving Money on The Table?

Did you know that if you don’t negotiate your salary you could be missing out on up to $1 million dollars over a 45 year career?1

Last year, we introduced Get That Raise—an initiative that empowers our members to go out and ask for the money they deserve, while equipping them with the tools and resources to be prepared and have informed conversations with their managers.

This year, we’re expanding on our initiative to discuss why it’s important to go out and ask and stop leaving money on the table. We’re excited to partner with Allyson Felix, the most decorated Track and Field Olympian, who lived this experience firsthand.

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Represent! SoFi Supports #DebtFreeTaxFree

In our efforts to bring you the latest updates on things that might impact your financial life, we may occasionally enter the political fray, covering candidates, bills, laws and more.
Please note: SoFi does not endorse or take official positions on any candidates and the bills they may be sponsoring or proposing. We may occasionally support legislation that we believe would be beneficial to our members, and will make sure to call it out when we do. Our reporting otherwise is for informational purposes only, and shouldn’t be construed as an endorsement.

On September 25, 2019, SoFi’s general counsel, Rob Lavet, went to Washington D.C. as part of the DebtFreeTaxFree Coalition in support of the House of Representatives bill, H.R. 1043/Senate’s bill, S. 460. DebtFreeTaxFree is a consumer advocacy coalition aimed at supporting bills that will provide tax benefits for employers who help their employees pay down student loan debt.

Here’s some information on the bill this campaign supports and more about the DebtFreeTaxFree Coalition.

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Sharing SoFi’s Mission & Company Values

Part of what makes SoFi such a dynamic place to work is our commitment to our mission, culture, and company values.

In order to help our members get their money right, we need to remain hyper-focused on our 11 core values—which are at the core of how we think about hiring people, how we evaluate our own performance, and most critically, how we work day-to-day together.

It’s not just the what we do, but the how we do it. With that, SoFi’s core values are as follows.

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