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2185: How Student Loans Work: Applying, Borrowing, and Paying Back by Robert Farrington

Optimal Finance Daily

Robert Farrington of The College Investor talks about how student loans workEpisode 2185: How Student Loans Work: Applying, Borrowing, and Paying Back by Robert FarringtonRobert Farrington is a personal finance expert that focuses on helping millennials get out of student loan debt and start investing for their future. He also helps parents make smart choices about college financing options and navigating the complex world of paying for school. He started The College Investor in 2009 as a forum to discuss the myriad of financial issues facing young adults.The original post is located here: https://thecollegeinvestor.com/21917/how-student-loans-work/ Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com Interested in advertising on the show? https://www.advertisecast.com/OptimalFinanceDaily Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

12mins

28 Jan 2023

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2156: Building The Perfect Portfolio Allocation - 5 Models to Follow by Robert Farrington

Optimal Finance Daily

Robert Farrington of The College Investor helps you build the perfect portfolio allocationEpisode 2156: Building The Perfect Portfolio Allocation - 5 Models to Follow by Robert FarringtonRobert Farrington is a personal finance expert that focuses on helping millennials get out of student loan debt and start investing for their future. He also helps parents make smart choices about college financing options and navigating the complex world of paying for school. He started The College Investor in 2009 as a forum to discuss the myriad of financial issues facing young adults.The original post is located here: https://thecollegeinvestor.com/10973/building-perfect-portfolio-allocation-5-models-follow/ Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com Interested in advertising on the show? https://www.advertisecast.com/OptimalFinanceDaily Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

12mins

2 Jan 2023

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How Not to Let College Tuitions Drown You with Robert Farrington

The Dad Edge Podcast (formerly The Good Dad Project Podcast)

When it comes to saving and choosing a college with our kids, there are several variables that can seem overwhelming. Many of us don't know where to start, and our kids are looking to us to guide them and lead them through this transition. Today, my guest shares many insights on choosing the right college, ways to save for tuition early and how we can be armed with the best information possible to make the right decisions. Robert Farrington is America's Millennial Money Expert® and America's Student Loan Debt Expert™. He is also the founder of The College Investor, an organization focused on helping millennials get out of student loan debt and start building real wealth for their future.  This project was born out of Robert's own experience, it all started with a blog and he realized the important role of student loan debt. This led him to write his first eBook, Student Loan Debt: Getting in Smart, Getting out Painlessly.  Through years of experience, he has been able to help others, thanks to the conclusion that developing multiple streams of income - investing, the side hustling, and more - are the key to building real wealth. Show Notes www.thedadedge.com/friday77

52mins

11 Nov 2022

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Ep 124 The College Investor with Robert Farrington

The Next-Level Income Show

Student loan debt can seem overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be.On today's show, we have Robert Farrington. Robert is the founder of the college investor that you can find at www.thecollegeinvestor.com, and he is a millennial money expert. He's passionate about helping people get out of student loan debt so they can start investing in building wealth for the future. Instead of cutting expenses and living a frugal life, he advocates side hustling and entrepreneurship to earn extra money to achieve your financial goals. He discusses how he did exactly that to achieve financial independence in his early thirties.Check out our website: www.nextlevelincome.com.Follow us on social media @thenextlevelincomeshow

28mins

25 Oct 2022

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The Ultimate Guide To 529 College Savings Plans with Robert Farrington

The His and Her Money Show

In this episode, we are going to talk about college and money. We will talk about college 529 plans. Joining us today is Robert Farrington the founder of  The College Investor to help us understand this topic and how it can help our kids and grandkids when it comes to how we approach college education financing. He brings a wealth of knowledge and practical insight on the matter.   What You Will Learn: Starting a family while having college debt. What is a 529 plan? Benefits of a 529 plan to an investor/parent. Where to find a 529 plan. Best practices when it comes to the 529 plan. Limits of a 529 plan. How to get your money saved in a 529 plan to pay for tuition. Other uses of the money saved in a 529 plan. 529 saving plans for a blended family or kids living separately from their parents. What happens to your money if your kid gets a scholarship. Alternative college savings options. Taxable investing accounts for your kids. Resources Mentioned: Robert's Free 529 College Saving Plan Guide Debt Freedom Blueprint Connect with The College Investor Website Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube

32mins

24 Aug 2022

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329. Can You Escape the Taxman w/ Robert Farrington

Earn & Invest

Can you escape the taxman? Although you may think the answer is no, we talk today with Robert Farrington of The College Investor about health savings account. Once used immediately for a tax break on healthcare costs, now they have become almost magical retirement accounts. Hear how! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

53mins

30 Jun 2022

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297: How to Find Free Money to Finance Your Education & Avoid Extensive Student Debt w/Robert Farrington

BiggerPockets Money Podcast

The idea of college comes with a lot of questions—but there is one question that isn't usually asked: is college worth the cost? Most would say yes, but the honest answer is sometimes. Today’s guest, Robert Farrington, the College Investor, answers college questions in a detailed manner to help you make profitable decisions on your higher education choices.Robert goes over how to look at college as a business decision rather than a necessity. A deciding factor in any college decision should be profitability. Is going to college going to make you more valuable in your field? Will the salary you make post-grad outweigh the student loans you took out? What financial resources are available to you to minimize debt and out-of-pocket expenses? How can you leave college debt-free? When you start asking the right questions, each decision gets easier. And in today’s episode, Robert gives you the right questions to ask. He also goes over different ways to pay for college, including FAFSA, grants, and scholarships, and how each of them work. College requires a lot of informed choices, and this episode contains the knowledge to equip you to make those choices. In This Episode We CoverLooking at college as a business decision and determining whether a college education is financially worth it for you (or your child) How to finance college through loans, grants, financial aid, and scholarships 529 plans explained and why it's an ideal way to save for college Saving yourself by using the “Yes Model” to save for college FAFSA vs. scholarships and how to apply for both Cutting your college expenses in half with government-sponsored programs And So Much More!Links from the ShowBiggerPockets Money Facebook GroupBiggerPockets ForumsFinance Review Guest OnboardingScott's InstagramMindy's TwitterApply to Be a Guest on The Money ShowPodcast Talent Search!Subscribe to The “On The Market” YouTube ChannelListen to The “On The Market” Podcast: Spotify, Apple Podcasts, BiggerPockets Check Out Mindy’s 2022 Live Spending Tracker and BudgetHere's What I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Racked Up $180,000 In Student Loan DebtHow To Pay For CollegeHow To Save For CollegeUltimate Guide To Military And VA Education BenefitsTaxable ScholarshipsCheck the full show notes here: https://www.biggerpockets.com/blog/money-297See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 11mins

2 May 2022

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482: From 6-Figure Blog to 7-Figure Online Business: Catching Up with Robert Farrington

The Side Hustle Show

From a $10,000 a month “blog” to a 7-figure “Media Company” — a lot can happen in six years. Today’s guest is one of my most important real and virtual online business mentors — I’m always trying to pay attention and keep an eye on what Robert Farrington from TheCollegeInvestor.com is up to. Fun fact: Robert was one of the very first guests on The Side Hustle Show back in 2013. Our last update was 6 years ago, in early 2016. Back then, The College Investor was earning $10k a month and Robert was still working full-time at Target. There have been lots of life changes since then, plus some exponential growth on the business side. Today, The College Investor is one of the biggest personal finance media brands in the world. With over 1 million visits a month, covering student loans, taxes and tax software, investing, insurance, budgeting — if it’s related to money, you’ll find it at The College Investor. Tune in to The Side Hustle Show interview to hear: what the biggest changes Robert has seen in his online business are since 2016 what marketing channels are driving traffic for him today why he’s started a new brand and the future of his business Full show notes

1hr 4mins

3 Feb 2022

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267: Student Loans Update: Repayment, Refinancing, and Potential Forgiveness w/Robert Farrington

BiggerPockets Money Podcast

Student loan forgiveness was a hot topic during the 2020 election cycle. With so many outstanding student loan payments, will the government step in to wipe out the debt? While many theorize about this, Robert Farrington takes the opposite angle, urging those who have student loans to prepare for repayment, rather than cancellation. This way, even if your student loans get forgiven, you’re put in a financially advantageous spot.Robert runs The College Investor, a website dedicated to investing and personal finance for millennials. It comes as no surprise that the biggest thing on millennials’ minds are student loans, especially after two years of repayment moratoriums. So, how does someone strapped with student loans prepare for repayment, especially when so many variables are up in the air? Well, according to Robert, there are some simple steps you can take to make sure you’re paying on time and with as little stress as possible. Episode note: This episode was recorded prior to the new student loan pause, set to expire on May 1st, 2022. Mindy and Robert record a special intro to update listeners on the new dates set by the Biden Administration. All other topics discussed in the show, especially around repayment strategy, are still viable and accurate for those who have student loans.In This Episode We CoverThe most recent student loan repayment moratorium update The difference between federal and private student loans and which are preferable Refinancing your student loans and why most people shouldn’t Student loan forgiveness and whether or not it will come to fruition this yearSteps you need to take NOW to ensure you don’t miss a payment or accrue extra interest Which repayment plans work best for your lifestyle and allow you the most financial flexibility And So Much More!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

45mins

17 Jan 2022

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Student Loans, Investing, ROI of Higher Education, and whether or not you should go to college with Robert Farrington

Rebound Talks

Robert Farrington is America’s Millennial Money Expert® and America’s Student Loan Debt Expert™. He is also the founder and editor-in-chief of The College Investor, a blog about personal finance that gets around 3 million monthly visits. He is an expert on personal finance, student loans, higher education, and online marketing. Additionally, He is an angel investor and startup advisor, with a focus on consumer-facing FinTech and EdTech companies. Today we’re going to be discussing if it's worth going to college or getting an MBA, how to really measure the ROI of your education, student loans, and the future of learning. 

40mins

18 Aug 2021

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