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10 Tips for Dealing with Your Lender Over the Phone

Michael Lux Best Of, Blog, Consolidation, Lower Payments, Student Loans 0 Comments

Phone calls with lenders can be especially stressful.  For many borrowers, student loans are by far their biggest debt.  Student loan companies, including federal student loans servicers like Navient and MyFedLoan have a well deserved reputation for lousy service.  This combination of financial pain and terrible customer service can be …

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SoFi vs. LendKey: Picking the Better Refinance Company

Michael Lux Blog, Consolidation, Refinance, Student Loans 0 Comments

Article Updated 7/2/19 to include the latest available interest rate information. SoFi and LendKey are both premium student loan refinancing and consolidation companies.  At present they are both ranked in the top ten in our student loan refinance rankings.  How is a borrower to pick the best lender? The LendKey …

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Consolidation and Refinancing with Fedloan Servicing (myfedloan)

Michael Lux Blog, Consolidation, Refinance, Strategy, Student Loans 0 Comments

Fedloan Servicing, also known as myfedloan, is one of the largest servicers of federal student loans.  Though Fedloan Servicing has been entrusted by the government to manage billions of dollars in student loans, they often fall short of minimal quality standards expected by many borrowers and taxpayers.  The challenges of …

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 July 2, 2019 to reflect the latest available interest rate information and a new customer promotion of up to $500. The latest company to enter the student loan refinance marketplace is Splash Financial.  Splash Financial first entered the student loan refinance business as a lender focusing exclusively on …

Connext student loan refinance review

Connext Student Loan Refinance Review

Michael Lux Blog, Consolidation, Refinance, Student Loan Consolidation Reviews, Student Loans 0 Comments

Article Update July 2nd, 2019: The Connext website has been down for several months now and it appears that they are no longer offering student loan refinancing.  If things change, this article will be updated accordingly.  For now, borrowers looking for student loan refinancing will have to investigate one of …

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EDvestinU Student Loan Refinance and Consolidaiton Review

Michael Lux Blog, Consolidation, Refinance, Student Loan Consolidation Reviews, Student Loans 0 Comments

Article Updated 7/3/19 to reflect the latest interest rate information. EDvestinU is a funny sounding student loan refinance company that offers an excellent deal to certain student loan borrowers.  EDvestinU scores points for being a non-profit and for consumer transparency.  The short-term interest rates are not the most competitive, but …