Rising Interest Rates and Student Loans- What’s the Impact?

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Interest rates are going up.  In December 2016, the Federal Reserve announced their decision to raise interest rates by .25%.  Not only that, but the Fed also indicated that they intend to raise rates three times in 2017. For most student loan borrowers, this will not make a huge impact on your payments.  However, it’s […]

Why It’s Critical to Negotiate Your Salary

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Why It's Critical to Negotiate Your Salary

Just about anyone I’ve ever spoken with remembers the feeling they had when they accepted their first job. I certainly do.  Getting ready to graduate college, signing on the dotted line to join a great and growing firm.  It was a wonderful feeling. But before you accept the contract, there’s a critical step that many […]

Trump’s Proposed Student Loan Policy Changes

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Politics is way, way outside the scope of this blog.  But now that the 2016 Presidential Election is behind us, I wanted to quickly highlight some significant changes that President-Elect Trump proposed during the campaign regarding student loans. Student loan repayment plans are one of our primary focuses at Pacesetter Planning.  As such, I wanted […]

How Exactly Does Financial Planning Work?

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“What is it you do?” “I’m a financial planner who works with millennials.” “That’s cool!  But what do you actually do for millennials?” It’s a great question, and one that I get regularly.  The short answer: I help my clients take stock of where their finances currently stand and work with them to plot out short, […]

The Pacesetter Planning Philosophy

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Most of the biggest decisions you will make about your finances happen in the first ten years of your career. Think about it. Getting a first job.  Deciding whether or not to go to grad school.  Saving up to buy a home.  Building your credit score.  Paying off student loan debt.  Deciding how much to […]