Posts by Isobo Amaso

Avoiding Consumer Debt During Grad School

1/3 of Americans over age 25 have a college degree or higher according to the 2017 US Census report, bringing these numbers to the highest education levels in the US since 1940. Given today’s professional world, it’s no wonder that so many people are pursuing higher education and advanced degrees. Education is one of the…

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5 Financial Steps To Take as a New Grad

If you’re getting ready to graduate in the next year (or less), you’ve got a lot on your plate. Finding a job in your field, deciding where to live, and starting to create a new lifestyle and routine beyond your educational career can be a lot to think about. Your finances may be the last…

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Organizing Your Loan Repayment

Working on organizing your loan repayment strategy can feel overwhelming. Personally, I feel like a lot of pressure is put on young professionals to focus on a financial strategy for their debt repayment. While putting together your repayment plan based on loan balances and interest rates is important, it’s also important to focus on your…

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Living on a Budget in Chicago

It’s not a secret that living in Chicago can be expensive. Coming from a non-Chicago area myself, I can honestly say that the first few times I met friends for dinner or drinks was a bit of a shock. The average cost of living in Chicago is significantly higher than the rest of America. However,…

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How to Build Wealth in Your 20s and 30s

When you’re in your 20s and 30s, building wealth doesn’t always feel like a first priority. You’re wrapping up your education, dealing with a mountain of student loans, and pursuing more immediate goals – like getting married, starting a family, kicking off your career, and purchasing a home. But if you start working toward building…

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Everything You Need to Know About Loan Repayment Programs

Everything You Need to Know About Loan Repayment Programs

Many of our attorney clients have faced student loan debt – we get that it can be intimidating. When you’re a few years into your career, you might feel motivated to start paying off your student loans faster. Everyone at one point or another focuses on loan repayment programs. The idea that you may be…

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Student Loans and Your Taxes: How They Work Together

Did you know that your student loans have a big impact on your taxes? That’s right – your student debt influences whether you should file jointly or separately from your spouse, whether or not you’re taxed on the forgiven portion of your loans, and what type of deductions are available to you if you’ve been…

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Is Your Student Loan Grace Period Over?

Are you confused about your student loan grace period? You’re not alone. Many new grads feel frustrated and a little lost about how long their grace period is, and what exactly it means for their student debt. This is especially true of young professionals who have gone through additional schooling – like attorneys and physicians…

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