My debt is still big, but it’s not crushing me anymore!
Student Loan Re-refinance
Good news! I was able to re-refinance my loan with my current student loan company to get a lower rate. Everything went through as of yesterday and I am now the proud owner of a shiny new student loan. I don’t know if this is a common thing for student loan companies to allow or not, but I’m just glad I didn’t have to move over to a new servicer. Woot! Read More
I’d been using a certain website to track my accounts to get an aggregate view of most of my balances, but it recently shut down. 😦 However, I found another site and it’s great, much better even. 🙂 I can now track all of my accounts (spending and saving) in one place, and have everything automatically updated. Definitely an upgrade.
Using this new tool and looking at my accounts made me start thinking about ways to make improvements. 💡 So I took action. Read More
At long last, I have reached the 50’s! Can you believe I’ve been in the 60’s since July of last year!?!
It really doesn’t take long to notice how much reducing my monthly payments impacts my timeline.
Current stats on my student loan:
Original Balance: $112,258
Remaining Balance: $58,600
Monthly Payments: ~$1,720.00 (down from $2,720) 😦
Term Remaining on Debtor’s Prison Sentence: 3 years and 1 month 😦
Current (variable) Interest rate: 4.55% (up from original rate of 3.42%)