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Subject:  ready to attack my $65k student loan debt Date:  1/18/2014  1:15 PM
Author:  arthudd82 Number:  307709 of 312341

hello ya'll from austin, tx!

So I am sick and tired of feeling like my student debt is running my life and I've decided to make a change. No more being a victim. I am ready to ATTACK my debt I'm looking for some guidance from some fools...

The loan situation: 5 private loans (sallie mae) totaling $49k w/ interest rates b/w 2.5% and 8.5%. I have 2 federal loans totaling $14k w/ rates at 6.5%.
I have defaulted on the private loans and even had a garnishment on the federal loans 5 years ago... All my loans are currently in good standing and account for about $400 in monthly payments...

Income: I am a technical recruiter currently making about $50k annually w/ opportunity for commissions. Now in my second year and hoping to approach the $100k mark by 2015.

I am wondering the best way to go about riding myself of this terrible debt so that I can get on with my life (buying a house, starting a family, making investments, etc). I am 31 years old and feel like the clock is ticking.

SO, fools, what is the best way to get on track and bury my debt FAST?

Thanks!
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