After college, it can be very stressful for young adults to figure out how to best allocate their money. One of the most common questions we receive is how quickly borrowers should pay off their student loans.
After graduation, young adults are often faced with a host of new responsibilities and expenses: rent, utilities, car payments, and of course, student loans. While they’re trying to pay their bills on an often-meager entry-level salary, they’re also being told to save for retirement and put aside money for emergencies. What should you do–pay off your student loans as quickly as possible, or make lower payments and put the rest toward savings, investments, or other expenses?