Using a Refinance or Consolidation to Simplify Bill Payments is Dumb

Michael Lux Blog, Opinion 0 Comments

Both federal student loan consolidation and private student loan refinancing have significant advantages. These two processes can easily save borrowers thousands of dollars when done correctly. However, both federal consolidation and private refinance come with significant risks. The potential dangers are part of the reason that I hate to see …

The Consequences of Student Loan Refinancing and Consolidation on Credit Reports

Michael Lux Blog, Strategy 0 Comments

Student loan consolidation and refinancing are excellent tools for borrowers hoping to get their finances in order. Refinancing enables borrowers to get lower interest rates and/or lower monthly student loan payments. Federal consolidation can help borrowers qualify for favorable repayment plans and forgiveness programs. In both a refinance and a …

Splash Student Loan Consolidation Review

Splash Financial Student Loan Refinance Review

Michael Lux Blog, Consolidation, Refinance, Student Loan Consolidation Reviews, Student Loans 2 Comments

Article Updated February 5, 2020, to reflect the latest available interest rate information and a new customer promotion of up to $500. One of the newer names to enter the student loan refinance marketplace is Splash Financial. Splash Financial first entered the student loan refinance business as a lender focusing …

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Laurel Road Review: Student Loan Refinancing and Consolidation

Michael Lux Blog, Consolidation, Student Loan Consolidation Reviews, Student Loans 1 Comment

Article updated June 28th, 2020, to include the latest interest rate information. For the past five years, Laurel Road has been one of the top student loan refinance lenders. Laurel Road has built its reputation on being a top choice for healthcare professions, especially doctors, optometrists, and dentists. However, we …

Turn a No into a Yes

Mailbag: Turning Student Loan Consolidation Rejection into an Acceptance

Michael Lux Blog, Consolidation, Lower Payments, Mailbag, Student Loans 3 Comments

Earlier this week I received the following email from a reader: I’m writing because recently I have been trying to consolidate my private loans and have run into a snag: I have too much debt with regard to my income (surprise!).  I have excellent credit and make the huge payments …