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How to afford a home when you’re paying back student loans
Tue, March 28, 2017, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM EDT
Student loan payments have taken a toll on the lifestyles of college graduates for years. Even when working full time, it's challenging to afford your monthly payments and still have a life.
With the average class of 2016 graduate coming out of school with over $37,000 in student loan debt, how is anyone supposed to be able to enjoy themselves?
The good news is you might have more choices than you think. By identifying what you want to be able to afford and learning the nuances of student loan repayment options, you could make big purchases (i.e. a home) while you pay off your loans.
Come learn from a panel of experts how you can achieve financial freedom by making smart money decisions today. We’ll answer questions about cash flow and discuss student loan repayment and refinancing options. We'll also share creative strategies to help you afford your biggest goals, like home ownership.
Adam S. Minsky practices in Massachusetts and New York, and is one of the nation’s leading experts in student loan law. He remains one of the only attorneys in the country with a practice devoted entirely to helping student loan borrowers. Attorney Minsky provides counsel, legal assistance, and direct advocacy for borrowers on a variety of student loan-related matters, including repayment management, default resolution, and servicing troubleshooting. He has been interviewed by major national media outlets including The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal, and was named a Massachusetts Super Lawyer “Rising Star” in 2015 and 2016.
Jason Highland is a real estate agent for Keller Williams. In 2016, Jason and Team assisted more than 40 buyers in purchasing a home in the greater Boston area. In the past ten years at Keller Williams, Jason has facilitated more than 250 real estate transactions totaling more than $100 million dollars in closed volume. Jason graduated cum laude from Babson College in 2003 with a B.S. and a concentration in Finance & Entrepreneurship. He is a member of the Keller Williams Boston-Metro Agent Leadership Council, an active participant in BNI, The Union Club of Boston and Next Step (a Boston-based charity). Jason is a resident of Watertown, MA. He is married to Kyla Highland and has two beautiful girls, Mackenzie and Claira. He has a goal to run 50 marathons (1 in every state) and finished the 120th Boston Marathon in 4:10. His last marathon was in December 2016 in San Francisco, CA and featured more than 6000 feet of vertical climbing.
Eric Roberge is a Certified Financial Planner™and the founder of Beyond Your Hammock, a virtual financial planning company that helps professionals in their 30s do more with their money. He teaches clients how to use their money as a tool to live life on purpose. His successful transition from a corporate career to the owner of his life at the age of 33 drives him to help others take advantage of their cash flow, live for today, and plan responsibly for tomorrow. In 2016, Investment News named Eric to their exclusive 40 Under 40 list, Wealth Management Magazine called him one of the top 10 CFPs under 36, and Financial Advisor Magazine said he was one of the top 10 Young Advisors to Watch.