Money Meets Medicine Podcast

MMM #10: The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Student Loan Management

The amount of times that I’ve seen really bad student loan management from doctors that I help is too numerous to count.  The fact is that there are some good ways to handle student loans, and some really ugly mistakes in student loan management that can cost people dearly.  Which group do you fall in?  The good, the bad, or the ugly of student loan management?

What You’ll Learn:

In today’s episode of Money Meets Medicine, “The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Student Loan Management,” you’re going to learn all about how to properly manage your student loans and more:

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  • How (and when) to refinance your student loans to ease the burden
  • Common mistakes physicians make with their loans
  • How to use your debt to income ratio to figure out what to do with your loans
  • The tips and tricks of the student loan refinancing “ladder”
  • Everything you could want to know about PSLF

Resources from the Episode:

Top Student Loan Refinance Deals

Student Loan Refinance Ladder: A Case Study

Can I trust PSLF? The PSLF Side Fund

Student Loan Debt Statistics In 2019: A $1.5 Trillion Crisis

Loan Buddy

This Episode’s Sponsor

refinance student loansThis episode’s sponsor is Earnest, a student loan refinancing company.  If you refinance through the link provided on this podcast, you will receive a $500 cashback bonus for doing so, and you will also be supporting the Money Meets Medicine podcast when you do that.  It is a win-win-win. You can find out more information by visiting

Listener Question of the Week:

Today’s listener question comes from Eliza Beth. She says,

“I would like some clarification on taxes in side gigs in relationship to solo 401ks. If you make 18k total in a side gig, how much can you put into a solo 401k pretax per yr to avoid taxes on that $”

Each episode, we are going to start including listener questions as they are provided to us.  So, if you have a specific question you’d like answered on the podcast reach out to us!  Email [email protected] or [email protected]

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