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Physician assistant Ashleigh Shepard on getting out of student debt

How Physician Assistant Ashleigh Shepard Fast-Tracked Her Way Out of $102K in Student Debt and Into Her Happily Ever After

In our latest member spotlight, we speak to Ashleigh Shepard and learn why she chose The University of Florida to pursue her graduate degree in Physician Assistant Studies, and how she tackled a monthly student loan payment that was more than her rent – all the while she and her fiancé save for their first home.

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3 people who refinanced their student loans and saving over $10K

3 People Close To Paying Off Student Debt Discuss Their Payoff Strategies and What They’ll Do Next

Life, interrupted. That’s what millennials with student loans are discovering as they try to meet their financial goals, such as buying a home.

But there’s a way to eliminate that debt faster. Refinancing your student loans to reduce interest rates is a strategic move savvy borrowers are making to save money over the life of their loans. Then they can turn their attention to saving for retirement and improving their quality of life.

We talked to three of our members, each with a different set of life circumstances, who were tired of putting their dreams on hold. For James Hilton Harrell, Melonia Bennett and Josh Grant, refinancing their student loans with SoFi has help put them on the path to a brighter financial future.

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How To Start A Business While Paying Off Student Loans

Two Entrepreneurs Share How To Start A Business While Paying Off Student Loans

These days, “pension” and “company men” are terms about as relevant as “on fleek” will be in five years. Until just a few decades ago, it was commonplace for a college graduate to get an entry-level job and work his way up the corporate ladder, retiring 40-some years later with a healthy pension and a parting gift.

But not anymore.

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SoFi Member Spotlight on UCLA grad Mavrick Goodrich

Beating the Odds on the Way to UCLA: MBA Grad Mavrick Goodrich Shares His Inspiring Journey and How He’s Tackling Six Figures of Student Debt

In our latest SoFi member spotlight, we catch up with Mavrick Goodrich to discuss the experiences that lead to his UCLA undergrad, pursuing his MBA and furthering his career as a Management Consultant. It’s a moving tale of resilience, learning and always moving forward – personally, professionally and financially. 

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How far will your money go in different cities

Here’s How Far Your Money Will Go in 7 U.S. Cities Millennials Are Moving To The Most

While relocating for a stellar career opportunity can give you great footingand a sweeter paycheck—there’s much to consider before packing. You’ll want to feel confident that you’re uprooting to not only grow your career, but also to thrive personally.

As you factor in all that could make your nights and weekends more enjoyable, be it the number craft breweries or rock climbing walls in your potential new ‘hood, you’ll also want to look at the life/work metrics and: cost of living; safe, affordable neighborhoods; and job growth rates. After all, you’ll want to live comfortably and continue to save and invest in your future.

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