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At the “SoFi Payoff Celebration” Event, SoFi Members Celebrate Debt Payoff and Reaching That Next Milestone

When you’re in the personal finance business, the real human impact of debt can get overshadowed by interest rates, terms, and other number jargon. But—there is a hugely meaningful moment when that debt is suddenly gone. It’s the culmination of years of hard work, sacrifices, and pushing toward a goal of seeing a $0 balance over the span of many years. Despite all that effort, the final payment usually happens without much fanfare.

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Here’s How Lawyers Really Tackled Their Law School Loans

If the most exciting part of finally graduating from law school is getting your bar card in the mail, the least exciting part may well be making the first payment on your student loans. The average young lawyer now carries well over $100,000 in student debt, and figuring out how to set up a loan repayment plan can be daunting. Finishing law school already comes with a lot of responsibility: you might be moving, starting a new job, or just adjusting to the new responsibility of giving legal advice. On top of that, starting to pay off your student loans can feel like a challenge—but it is a challenge you can rise to, especially with the help of lawyers who have been in your shoes.

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SoFi member Ashley Abaie on refinancing dental school debt

From Globetrotter to Desert Dentist: How Ashley Abaie Refinanced Her Undergrad Debt and Saved Over $10K

In our latest SoFi member spotlight, we celebrate Dentist’s Day by spotlighting member Ashley Abaie. Ashley provides reduced cost dental care to the Native American, underserved, and homeless populations of the Phoenix area.

After withdrawing from her first college she spent years traveling the world, and as a result discovered a passion for healthcare and service. She returned to the U.S., earned a degree in international public health, and then went to dental school.

Ashley spoke with us about how she’s tending to her undergraduate loans, paying off her dental student debt through service, and finding the right work/life balance for her and her young son. Her story drives home how finding the right career can take a lot of soul searching and travel to see how other people live.

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How to pay off student debt faster in 2017

17 Ways to Accelerate Your Student Loan Payoff

New Year’s resolutions come and go, but student loans? Not so much. When next year rolls around, wouldn’t it be nice to see you’ve made a significant dent in your student debt—or have even decimated it completely?

If you’re serious about paying off student loans, we’ve got 17 easy and effective ways to help you do it. Check out our list, and start committing to your financial resolutions today!

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