How Inflation Impacts Student Loan Borrowers


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Inflation is the hot topic of the day. Is it here to stay? And does inflation mean income-driven repayment programs are a bad idea? Listen in as I unpack the inflation conundrum as well as the latest news around the PSLF waiver along with updated guidance from the Department of Education.

In today’s episode, you'll find out:

  • How inflation impacts student loan borrowers
  • The gold standard, inflation, and deflation, and what it means
  • A brief history of inflation and how we got to where we are today
  • The role farmers played in inflation over time
  • What’s going on with consumer’s balance sheets amid inflation
  • What to expect with IBR when inflation happens
  • Why borrowers who refinance like inflation
  • What you sacrifice in the long-term by aggressively paying off your debt in the short-term
  • Who benefits from inflation

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