I was on the Student Loan Planner podcast with Travis Hornsby this week dispelling myths and getting into the weeds on student loan loopholes. Good times, and we discuss some really good tips. Check it out.
In related news, I made my usual periodic updates to my definitive, comprehensive, and completely free student loan books as well, so now’s a great time to get a Hanukkah present from me and get up to speed on taking care of that brain mortgage.
I’m obviously a firm believer that people should self-educate about this stuff (and all personal finance), even if they plan to hire a professional. And I think anyone can do it themselves if they put some time in. I don’t do “recommended advisor” pages around here, but I do send folks who need or want professional help to Travis, because we’ve been internet friends for years and he’s one of the few people in the industry that consistently knows his stuff (and he gives my readers an extra 6 months of follow-up questions when they hire him).
If you’re getting free advice about loans over a steak dinner, that advice is almost certainly wrong.