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Our Story

Founder’s Message

Helping people manage their money and their student loans has long been a passion of mine. Before starting Student Loans Guy, I worked on helping Credit Karma members understand their student debt. 

I started Student Loans Guy because there’s not enough being done to help people. It’s essential to know your repayment options, the importance of compound interest, and how refinancing can help.

I was lucky to escape my undergrad at West Virginia University without any student debt by staying in-state and earning scholarships. When I decided to pursue my MBA from University of California, Berkeley, I had to take on more than $40,000 in student debt. Although it made me uncomfortable, I knew it would be the right choice for my future. By planning wisely, I was able to eliminate this debt in just over two years. Unfortunately many others aren’t so lucky.

Brandon Yahn - Credit Karma

Our Mission to Help

The main message I want to share at Student Loans Guy is that you’re already on the right path by going to college and being on our site today. Take action to invest in your future and don’t pay unnecessary interest on your student loans. Start saving money now so you can become debt free and start building wealth for your future.

We’re always looking for hear from our readers, and we welcome your feedback. Share Your Story if you’re repaying your student loans, and apply for the Student Loans Guy Scholarship if you’re a current student. Let us know how else we can help and what we can do better!

You can contact me anytime at brandon@studentloansguy.com.

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