“Money is the last taboo subject,” said So Fi Chief Operating Officer Joanne Bradford in a May episode of the Digiday podcast. They’re uncomfortable with talking about how much they make, how much they save, what they can do with it.” According to the American Psychological Association’s latest “Stress In America” report, money is the number one cause of stress—ahead of work, family, and health concerns.
Consolidating multiple credit accounts into one new loan with a single payment may help you lower your overall monthly expenses, increase your cash flow, and eliminate the stress of multiple monthly payments.
Rolling student loan debt into a mortgage (also known as “debt reshuffling”), allows you to refinance your mortgage with either a new loan or an additional home equity loan.
The money from this new loan can then be used to pay off your student loan debt.
Committing a portion of every salary increase to paying down credit cards and personal loans is the obvious solution, but it isn’t the only option.
Refinancing debt is also a smart strategy, especially for those in the post-grad plateau— the early stages of a promising career—with plenty of raises just around the corner.