Check out some of our latest posts — weekly nuggets that will help you take control over your money.
Most people saving for retirement have a choice between paying taxes now or later. Pre-tax accounts avoid taxation now, but you end up paying tax on those dollars when the money comes out. Post-tax - “Roth” - accounts are taxed now, and then come out tax-free later....read more
“The Retirement Savings Contribution Credit” - never heard of it, right? This little known tax credit can provide further incentive to fund retirement plans for a segment of medical residents. Let's find out if you might qualify. What is this “Savers Credit”?The...read more
Did you know there are 8 different federal loan repayment plans? The differences are confusing, yet very impactful. Given the stakes, it’s important to understand how your federal student loan repayment options work so you can select the best plan for your situation....read more
NO. We get this question from clients quite often. It’s not always a direct question - sometimes we just pick up on the issue through comments made during meetings. But the topic comes up enough that we recognize there are some misconceptions about how our tax system...read more
Happy New Year! This fresh start is a great time to set your goals for the upcoming year. Here are some ideas for resolutions, of course related to your finances, to get you started off on the right foot in 2019! Write Down Your Goals Start by brainstorming for a few...read more
The long awaited PSLF application went live late last year! Just in time for the first round of PSLF applicants. We’ve finally started hearing confirmed reports of PSLF forgiveness actually being granted. So it’s officially not a hoax! This application is a big deal!...read more
In light of the 99% denial rate for the initial wave of PSLF applicants, I thought it would be helpful to confirm exactly what is required to qualify: Qualified Loans You must have Direct non-parent Loans to qualify. FFEL, Perkins and Parent loans do NOT qualify! Keep...read more
The ability to help guide people during their journey and assist them in achieving their goals is a privilege, and we wanted to share some of the habits of our most successful clients.read more
As of 6-30-2018, there were 28,913 processed PSLF applications. Of those, only 289 (or just under 1%) had been approved. Pretty lousy, right?read more
For many physicians, refinancing your student loans can seem like a no-brainer. If you aren’t going for PSLF, and can afford the payments, it makes sense to take advantage of the lower rates offered by refinance companies, rather than continue to let interest accrue at the expensive federal rates which can, in many cases, exceed 7%. However, the decision to refinance is not always this simpleread more
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