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How to Protect Your Credit and Online Data From Fraud—A Year After The Equifax Breach

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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 To Prioritize Savings Goals When Paying Down 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. Read the other posts in the series to get all the info you need to make intelligent decisions about your student loans.

Student loan debt can cause you to delay important life decisions, such as those around marriage and family, or postpone big savings goals like buying a house. But by refinancing, you won’t have to put your dreams on hold. All you need is a little guidance and a plan.

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How the October Sequester Will Impact Grad PLUS Student Loans (and Why You Should Care)

The term “sequester” may seem so 2013, but the truth is that these automatic spending cuts are still in play – and the next round is scheduled for October 1st.  Whether you’re currently financing an MBA or other grad school program with Direct PLUS loans or you’re considering using them in the future, these new sequester cuts may have an impact on the amount of money you’ll end up spending on your loans.

So what exactly do you need to know about student loans and the sequester?  Here’s the scoop:

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We’re Lending to MBAs In School (Again)

When the government lowered federal loan rates last year, we stopped lending to college students and refocused our business on refinancing graduates.  The combination of lower loan rates and guaranteed government protections made it hard for us to justify choosing a SoFi loan while in school.  Our advice was to graduate, get a job and then consider SoFi.  Over 8,500 of you have done that, refinancing over $700 million in loans with us, saving money and gaining benefits like our unemployment protection and entrepreneur program.

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