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Achieving Financial Intimacy: How This Couple Found Chemistry and Are Eliminating $130K in Student Debt Together

Discussing finances with your life partner can easily stir emotions, especially when autonomy is thought to be threatened or when one partner makes significantly more money than the other. Financial conversations require finesse and, of course, respect and understanding. And because emotions surrounding money are often tied to fear and can illicit strong reactions, those important conversations are sometimes avoided.

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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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3 Factors That Affect Student Loan Interest Rates and When to Refinance

Got student loans? We’ve got you covered with our Student Loan Smarts blog series. Our expert tips and hacks will help you save money, pay off loans sooner and stress less about student loan debt. Read the other posts in the series here, and get all the info you need to make intelligent decisions about your student loans.

Lately, there’s a lot of talk about student loan interest rates in the news: reports on Hillary Clinton’s student loan refinancing proposal, stories regarding recent changes in federal interest rates, and speculation about when to refinance student loans, given the likelihood that rates will continue to edge higher.

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5 Tips For Getting the Lowest Rate When Refinancing Student Loans

Got student loans? We’ve got you covered with our Student Loan Smarts blog series. Our expert tips and hacks will help you save money, pay off loans sooner and stress less about student loan debt. Click here to read the other posts in the series—and get all the info you need to make intelligent decisions about your student loans.

Refinancing student loans can feel like serious financial spring-cleaning. But it doesn’t have to. Just consider it life simplification—the kind that can save you money. At SoFi, we’re all about helping you manage your money in ways that work best for you—not for some other guy.

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How Money Meetings Are Helping One Family Accomplish Their Financial Goals — Meet The Fergusons

When it comes to finances, the Fergusons of Baltimore, Maryland, may still be working on certain goals, such as paying down student loan debt and saving for retirement, but there’s one thing they’ve fully mastered: communicating about their financial progress and dreams.

The Fergusons—Dominique, William, and their kids Dexter, 26, and Natalie, 24 — hold bi-annual family meetings to discuss all things financial. By sharing everything from progress on paying down debt to new knowledge on upcoming expenses, they’re able to make positive strides toward their objectives. They’ve also been able to help one another. In fact, it was Dexter who told his parents, Dominique and William, about the potential to save a ton on interest by refinancing the loans they took out to pay for their children’s college with SoFi’s Parent PLUS student loans.

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