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Federal Student Loan Repayment Plan Options and Strategy

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When it comes time to pay back your student loans, you will discover a variety of federal repayment plans. To complicate matters, you won’t find an option that stands out as the best. Some work great in certain circumstances, while others excel under different conditions. Selecting the best repayment plan …

IBR and PAYE Calculations for Independent Contractors and 1099 Workers

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For independent contractors and 1099 workers, it might appear to be difficult to calculate monthly student loan payments for income-driven repayment (IDR) plans such as IBR, PAYE, and REPAYE. How does the government factor in monthly expenses and the fact that some months are much higher paying than others? Surprisingly, …

Old IBR vs. IBR for New Borrowers: Comparing Income-Based Repayment Plans

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Income-Based Repayment (IBR) and IBR for new borrowers are two very different federal student loan repayment plans. The two IBR plans have different monthly payments, forgiveness timelines, and eligibility requirements. I’ll explain why these two plans exist and how borrowers can determine the best option for their personal circumstances. IBR …