Welcome to the Doctor Money Matters Podcast. In this episode we talk about student loans with Ben White, MD a radiologist and blogger who writes about various topics but has written a FREE book about student loans.
Note this episode was recorded pre covid so there have been some changes
relating to loan deferrals so please check with your loan servicer prior to making any changes.
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We talk about types of student loans (Federal direct and plus, private, etc.)
We talk loan strategies in relation to USPLF loan forgiveness program. He goes into good detail about how to time your payments including not paying during the first half of your intern year if going for forgiveness. Ben says you almost never want to refinance early in residency which can run counter to the advice you may have heard. In his opinion the forgiveness program may not go away despite the headlines you read.
Ben’s free student loan book is available at www.benwhite.com/studentloans/
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