I came out of dental school with 300k in student loans. I had 70k in grad plus which I chose to pay off quickly. I have paid off about half, while still saving a few thousand a month. I have 40k in private and 190kish in federal loans which I consolidated at 5 percent. In the next couple of years I should have my grad plus paid off. The federal loans I am paying back over 20 years. Once interest rates start rising I will cut a check for my private loans. My loan payments are around 3500 a month =( Definitely save as much as you can and also invest your money. I try to use 20-25 percent of my income to pay back student loans, 25-30 percent for savings/investments and the rest for living expenses.
Kore Fox coilovers w/ 2.5" front lift , Fox Rear piggy backs w/ 1" rear lift, 305/65 18 BFG at/ko, TRD front Skid plate, console vault
SQ sound system
Seas Nextel Mids, Focal Utopia Mids, Focal BE tweeters, JL Audio 13tw5, Alpine PDX-4.150, Alpine PDX-1.600, Audison Bit One processor, Pioneer z150 hu
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