Real Money Talk: Navigating Student Loans
by Lisa Chastain
September 12, 2022

Everyone’s minds are on student loans these days, and for good reason: President Biden’s announcements regarding government loan forgiveness made headlines everywhere. Student loans in the United States are a huge, complicated problem that millions of Americans are dealing with – and in this episode of my podcast, we tackle this subject head-on! Wondering what options you have and what you need to know about your own student loan forgiveness? This episode is for you. 

We are talking about navigating the never-ending mess of student loan debt in America. Rather than getting lost in the politics, it’s a matter of fact-sharing. My community needs to know the facts so that they can make informed decisions. My guest Alexis Enterline has been a licensed social worker for over 15 years and is now a certified Life Coach and Money Mentor. She shared her story on my show as one of my first guests, and you can listen to her journey here.  

Lexy’s message about student loans? You’re not alone. 

For so many Americans, the path to getting a college education usually includes student loans. During our episode, she discusses her experiences with student loan counseling, stigma, and the realities of being a single mom with lots of decisions to make. She learned about compounding interest, the difference between subsidized and unsubsidized loans, and the realities of post-graduate salaries even for credentialed workers. 

Whatever you take from her story and our discussion on student loans, remember that we’re not giving blanket advice or telling you what to do. Each individual has their own unique situation – be present in your own situation before you take action.

You can listen to the whole podcast episode here

Finding common ground through community can be your biggest strength 

Knowing that you’re not alone can help you understand more than just your relatable challenges – it always helps to know you’re not struggling alone. Lexy’s drive to truly help people is such a strong force! As a Money Mentor, she’s such an asset and a big believer in community. If you need help getting your $hit together, jump into our community and learn how to take control of your finances and build the life you want. If you need a hand in learning how to invest your money going forward, sign up for my next GIT Elevated Money Course today.