Last week in the Gen Y Planning blog, I discussed what you should consider if you’re thinking of refinancing your mortgage. This week, let’s look at another form of debt keeping millennials up at night: student loans. When you refinance your student loans, you trade your federal or private loans for a private loan with different terms. The potential switch from a federal to a private loan means … [Read more...] about Should I Refinance My Student Loans?
This question was submitted by a reader! Do you have a money question you’d like Gen Y Planning to answer in a future blog post? Submit it to genyplanning.com/askgyp. I am a high schooler getting ready to apply to colleges soon and would like to ask for your expert financial opinion. Do you think it is a smart decision to go out of state to university? If I do, I would have undergrad debt … [Read more...] about Ask Gen Y Planning: Is Student Loan Debt Worth It?
Let’s say that about a year ago, you bought a car and opted to finance it instead of buying the car in cash. If you didn’t get the best deal on your loan at purchase, you might be able to refinance in order to take advantage of lower interest rates, lower monthly payments, or a shorter loan term. Because refinancing can help save you hundreds or thousands of dollars in interest over the entire … [Read more...] about When and How to Refinance an Auto Loan
Suppose you decide to buy a new car and, after considering whether to buy or lease it, you’ve decided to buy. Now comes your next big decision: should you pay cash for a car or finance it? Once again, there’s no one “right” answer. It truly depends on a few factors, like: The kind of car that fits your needs The cost of that car The cash you have in savings The other things you’d need … [Read more...] about Should I Buy a Car with Cash or Take Out a Loan?