My husband has a 40k student loan that we have to start paying off next month. Our payments are over 500 a month ( i don’t know how anyone is expected to save anything with that kind of payment). We have 10k of that money that we had in a CD that we will be paying back to try to bring down the amount. Is there any other FINANCIALLY SMART way to bring down the interest rates? I dont necessarily want to use one of those consolidation companies, bc it seems like a scam and i will be paying a lot more in the end. We are smart people with no other debts that just want to find the best way to handle these loans without falling into any traps.
Thanks for your advice.
no where even close to a million, he works in a grocery store. He went to grad school and it is extremely expensive here.