• Help paying off your student loans is a great perk-if you can get it

    9 days ago - By Fast Company

    As Americans grapple with $1.7 trillion in debt, many employers are offering help in the form of financial counseling and refinancing programs.
    Back in 2014, Joe Lakier, then 25, wasn't really thinking about his student loans. After graduating from law school three years earlier, he was stuck making monthly payments on $100,000 worth of loans, and wasn't even beginning to chip away at the principal. But Lakier qualified for a federal student loan forgiveness program. “The plan was, I would wait 20 years and if I made those minimum payments, the rest would be forgiven,” he remembers.
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