Episode 113: Student Loans Hacks – Little-Known Ways to Save Thousands in Interest with Travis Hornsby

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My Guest on the Show…


Travis Hornsby is the founder of StudentLoanPlanner – a website and community where thousands of people are saving millions of dollars in student loan interest payments.

Travis’s passion for this started when his physician wife was facing massive amounts of student loan debt and he started researching the most efficient ways to pay them off and how to take advantage of the programs the government has available (but forgets to tell us about).

Since starting Student Loan Planner in 2016, Travis has met with over 1,000 to help them pay off over $300 million in student loan debt and save over $60 million in interest payments.

I haven’t met anyone who knows more about the ins and out of student loans and how to ensure you’re paying them off in the most efficient way possible. In fact, there were a few things Travis mentions in our interview that I had never realized was even a possibility.

In the interview, Travis and I talk about:

  • Subsidized vs unsubsidized loans
  • Stafford loans
  • PLUS loans
  • Why student loan forgiveness may be the smartest thing you can do
  • How Capitalization of your student loan works against you
  • Federal vs Private loans
  • The PAYE program
  • The REPAYE program
  • AND much more…

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Mentioned in this Episode

Student Loan Planner – for Money Peach listeners only!

Travis on REPAYE

Book: The Millionaire Next Door

Show Notes

Helping people with over $300 million of student loan debt [2:03]

It’s not as simple as an auto loan [6:35]

Growing compound interest [11:23]

An example [21:06]

The loan planner [32:53]

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