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Travis helps you navigate the insane world of student loans, especially if you owe $50,000 to $1 million. If you've ever spent too much time on the phone with your loan servicer, this is the show for you. Every week we share tips on loan forgiveness, investing, crushing debt, and how to get to financial freedom when you owe more than most people's mortgage.
 
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Thank you so much again to all for your continued love and support. I feel like we all need the reminder that we're not alone now more than EVER. Such a great show this week! Don't forget to reach out through Twitter and Facebook if you need to vent, have a patient of the week, a pharmacy tip, etc. You guys are the best! Keep fighting. - M Check ou…
 
You know what freaking rocks? The fact that we, as the Retell Community, have each other to vent to and show that we're all not alone. Bc, let's be honest, no one truly understands what we go through unless you've worked retail, am I right? Let me know what's happening in your pharmacy through Twitter and Facebook (DM's or comments) and let me know…
 
If you’re someone with a lot of student loan debt, you’re probably more familiar with the negatives around interest rates. But borrowing money isn’t necessarily a bad thing, and interest rates are a much more interesting and important topic than you might think. I’ll break down what interest rates are, why they’ve been rising steadily in recent mon…
 
Thank you all for being a part of the ReTell Community. Your continued love, support, feedback, submissions, etc fuel every single show and I couldn't do it without YOU. Keep connecting with me through Facebook and Twitter and please state with each submission if you'd like to be anonymous. Keep fighting! -M Shane's Facebook page The Accidental Pha…
 
With so much conflicting information out there about the student loan crisis, it literally pays to have some healthy skepticism when asking for guidance on your specific situation. Listen in as I share the five types of groups who you should be slow to trust when it comes to their advice on your student debt. In today’s episode, you'll find out: Wh…
 
The American Rescue Plan, signed into law on March 11, makes student loan forgiveness tax-free until the end of 2025. That’s a big deal for borrowers on long-term forgiveness. I talk about the implications of this game-changing provision and addresses several potential questions and concerns from our listeners. In today’s episode, you'll find out: …
 
Wondering what’s going on with the financial markets? I’m joined by consultants Rob Bertman CFA, CFP® and one of our newest consultants, Molly Laughter MBA, CFA, CFP® to examine whether we’re in a bubble. The three of us have a variety of experiences handling billions of investment dollars. We’re doing a technical deep dive into what is going on wi…
 
This crazy, insane season that we're in would be a WHOLE heck of a lot harder to get through without YOU and your stories. I mean, I don't even know if I'd still be working (early retirement, anyone?) But you're out there, doing your part to help keep your patients safe and it's so incredible. While doing this, we often come across an interesting t…
 
Did someone say “tax party?” I’m joined by Lauryn, Meagan and Dan, one of our newest consultants, on the podcast to discuss taxes. We talk about 2020 taxes and things to keep in mind as 2021 unfolds, including the student loan interest deduction, best practices for your traditional or Roth IRA in 2021, how to make full use of the small business ded…
 
Well, it finally happened. Covid vaccines have entered our pharmacy. One one hand, I'm so excited to be doing my part for this pandemic, helping my patients, and being able to more accurately identify with the frustrations you are all going through... and on the other hand I'M LOSING IT. But, you know what? You guys help keep me sane by hearing you…
 
When President Biden was asked at his first town hall whether he would forgive at least $50,000 of student loan debt, he quickly responded, “I will not make that happen.” The president is in support of canceling $10k for borrowers, but there’s a catch. Student Loan Planner Consultant Meagan Landress joins me to unpack why the president said what he…
 
Another fun one this week! You guys keep blowing me away with support, connecting, feedback, etc. We need each other now more than EVER (#InsanitySeason, am I right?) So, keep sending me your patients of the week, responses, etc. through Facebook and Twitter. Hang in there, friends... keep fighting. - M Check out long time sponsor of the show to se…
 
Do you wonder if you made the right decision to go into the field you did? After investing years of time and effort, along with hundreds of thousands of dollars in student loan debt, do you ask yourself “is the grass greener on the other side?” Join me as I take a deep dive into what peak happiness might look like, how to deal with job regret and t…
 
Have a funny story or interaction from work to share for the show? How about a response to a previous episode? Topic idea? I want to hear it! Keep connecting with me through Twitter and Facebook. Thank you all so much for your support and feedback, the ReTell Community is second to none. Keep fighting. - M Check out our sponsor to see how you can k…
 
A big focus of our podcast is maximizing loan forgiveness when you owe a lot more than you earn in student loans. But what if your income grew to a point where it would cost more if you stuck with forgiveness? Should you abandon student loan forgiveness? Join me as I discuss all you need to consider when making the decision to pay off your loan and…
 
It's still a circus out there... I really hope it feels a little more manageable knowing you're not alone. You all have helped me in my career with your stories, so thank you! And keep it up, as I'm sure it's helping the rest of the ReTell Community. Facebook and Twitter is the best way to reach out and let me know your thoughts about "insanity sea…
 
What do student loans have in common with the Budweiser Clydesdales? You know, those massive and powerful bay-colored draught horses that you see in Bud advertisements? Forgive the analogy, but you are a Clydesdale. You have more power than you think to steer your professional and, yes, financial destiny. Join me as I make the case that you may be …
 
What a time to be a pharmacy technician, intern, pharmacist, etc. If you're like me, you're probably feeling pretty uncomfortable right about now. With the approval of the vaccine comes change... a LOT of change. Every company is doing it differently, but one thing remains true when facing the challenges of navigating the administration of this new…
 
President Biden extended the student loan interest and payment freeze for federal student loans on the first day of his presidency. Find out what the freeze means and how you may be affected by it. I’ll also talk about the long- and short-term implications of refinancing your student loans in this environment and if you should take advantage of the…
 
And we're back! After an ill-timed but highly needed week off, we're back with a fun show this week. Thank you all so much for your continued support of the show! It means the world to me and ReTell wouldn't exist without YOU. Keep sending in your stories and feedback through Facebook and Twitter. Much love, pharmacy people. -M Be sure to check out…
 
After navigating the system and successfully applying for financial aid, New York Times columnist, personal finance expert and author, Ron Lieber made it his life’s mission to demystify the complexity and help students and their families discover smart ways that they can “beat the system” to get the best value at a reasonable cost. We also discuss …
 
It’s no secret that student loan debt affects people’s lives — and not in a good way. The ever-increasing student loan debt is a major cause of frustration and stress for many college graduates in America. Why is that? Who benefits from student loan complexity? Join me as I discuss why you need to know the complexity behind student loans and who ar…
 
Does 2021 feel any different to ANYONE so far? No? Well, you're not alone. Despite all of that nonsense, SUCH a fun show this week. You know what makes a great episode? YOU do. That's right... you, and your stories from your pharmacy however crazy or interesting or just odd they may be. Let me know YOUR fun pharmacy story through Twitter and Facebo…
 
2020 was a strange and unprecedented year for the entire world. But especially for the United States, it seemed like everything that could go wrong went wrong in 2020. And though we have been thoroughly tested, we remain hopeful for a better future. So how can we invest wisely and create wealth despite the commotion in the world around us? In today…
 
I'm sure I'll mention it on next week's show (deeply regret not getting a chance to thank you all this week) but a huge thank you to everyone who sent me well wishes about my covid diagnosis. I'm so much more blessed than most as I was able to battle it out at home with no major complications. And, thanks to you, the show has continued! Having a co…
 
More than half of college attendees in the US take out student loans. Imagine saving your kids from the financial burden of student loans without being super-rich. It’s possible with a 529 plan. In this episode, I talk about 529 plans, how they work and why they’re a smart way to save for you kids’ college education. In today’s episode, you'll find…
 
Happy New Year everyone! I can't believe 2020 is actually over. It's going to be a better year (bc it has to, right?) but that doesn't mean 2021 won't have challenges. Let me know about yours through Facebook and Twitter. You are my co-host and keep these episodes going. It's like our Armageddon right now in retail pharm but hang in there, we'll ge…
 
We’ve created over 5,000 custom student loan repayment strategies for clients. In this episode, I’m sharing the best repayment tips by occupation. Find out what most borrowers in your profession do with their student loans and how best to pay them off. In today’s episode, you'll find out: The one repayment strategy people don’t talk about The best …
 
Wait, what?? It's over? 2020 is basically finished? How did this happen? Why am I asking so many questions? What an insane year it's been and it's been SUCH a blessing to been along this crazy ride in healthcare with YOU all. Thank you so much for driving this podcast with your stories. Have a patient of the week or anything you want to add to an e…
 
One of the most critical decisions you have to make as a student loan borrower is where to live and work. Join me as I talk about how the location you choose greatly influences your income, your costs and the opportunities available to you for paying back your student loans. The key is to optimize your loan plan for what you want and design your st…
 
What a fun show this week! (and the longest episode we've had so buckle up, friends) You guys all make these crazy, fun shows possible. How, you may ask? Through connecting with me on Twitter and Facebook to let me know what's happening in your pharmacy, patient interactions, thoughts on covid/vaccine, feedback for the show. You know I love it all.…
 
It doesn't matter how good you are with the sword if you are up against an artillery of guns and other munitions. In the same way, you cannot approach your student loan debt the same way your 60-year-old uncle or your parents approached it. Here’s how to take advantage of the new weapons in the war on student loan debt. In today’s episode, you'll f…
 
Did you have a funny, strange, or interesting interaction with a patient recently? OF COURSE YOU DID... we all do and it happens all too often, especially during the holidays. Let me know about it through Facebook and Twitter! Thank you all for continuing to provide feedback, support the show, rate/review it in iTunes, etc. Keep fighting and happy …
 
Lots of topics to cover in this episode - I answer reader questions about student loan repayment and the best strategies for dental specialists. We also dive into what I think about the chance of Biden forgiving student loan debt and what that could mean for your taxes, and we have an interview with Justin Sloan, CFA, CFP, about asset allocation an…
 
You made it through the first of the month, everyone! And soon, we'll have all gotten through this... *ahem*... wonderful year of 2020. Good riddance, right? Well, we're definitely getting through it together. Let's keep that up by sending in YOUR topics, patients of the week, etc through Facebook and Twitter. This show wouldn't exist without you, …
 
Your student loan balance at the end of your program can balloon more than you thought you’d end up with. Find out how that happens, why I think America’s first $700,000 dental degree is worth it and why your student loan debt doesn’t matter as much as you think. In today’s episode, you'll find out: The hidden cost of higher education How tuition i…
 
It's here everyone! The holiday season is OFFICIALLY here now that Thanksgiving has come and gone. I hope you had an awesome time with your families. As Christmas and the new year approaches, it's going to bring very challenging patients, situations, etc in the pharmacy. Be sure and let me know about them! Facebook and Twitter is the way to do it. …
 
If you’re facing a potential salary decrease due to decreasing insurance reimbursement rates, you can start to worry about paying your student loans. In this episode, I talk about steps to take to mitigate the impact and what you can do if you’re in this situation. I also cover lessons you can learn about managing your student loans from Trump’s fi…
 
Have a crazy patient? Awesome patient? Frustrating prescriber? Topic idea? Send it all my way through Facebook and Twitter. You guys are the reason why this show keeps rolling, so keep bringing the heat. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! Keep fighting my friends. -M Check out our sponsor HERE.…
 
Each state is working to certify the official election results, but we have an apparent winner in President-Elect Joe Biden. Given the history of Obama-Biden student loan policies, it’s likely that we’ll see some progressive changes that could affect the future of student loans. Here are seven things that a Biden administration may try to achieve, …
 
Welcome to the best episode of the show! (I know I say that basically every week but, c'mon, you know it's true) This week the podcast hit 200K downloads and I'm so blown away by your support. The ReTell Community is the best! Thank you from the bottom of my heart. If you have anything you want to share for the show (patients of the week, topics, r…
 
People love retirement accounts. If I had a dollar for every time someone got excited about contributing to their backdoor Roth IRA, I would probably be a millionaire. While it’s great energy to have, it’s not that important to your long-term financial future. In this episode, I share my thoughts on why your retirement accounts don’t matter nearly …
 
Happy November ReTellers! As we possibly begin to see flu shots decline, we're still in the thick of insane busyness, covid, difficult patients, etc. Remember, you're NOT alone. Don't forget to follow the show on Twitter and like on Facebook to keep up with the latest and greatest. Thank you all so much for all of the feedback and support! Keep fig…
 
With the election looming, we’re all anxious about what might happen. And with that, a public service announcement: If you haven’t voted, please go vote! Regardless of who wins, there are risks to your finances post-election. I’m sharing the five biggest risks that you should pay attention to - and how to overcome them - once the election season is…
 
Alright, so I may have had a little too much fun on this one but it was a blast. Thank you to all who contributed responses, patients of the week (or Tales From The Script, I should say) and for your continued support for the podcast. I feel the love and you guys rock. Keep connecting with me through Facebook and Twitter. Why? Bc you're my cohost. …
 
For this milestone 100th episode, I’m joined by all four consultants. Because we’re just one week away from the election, I’m talking with them about the election and what we expect could happen to your student loans regardless of who wins the 2020 presidential election. In this episode, you'll find out: A recap of Travis’ paternity leave Travis’ p…
 
I said it on the show, but we're almost out of the woods!... well, sort of. Of course we'll still be giving flu shots into probably Feb or even March but we all know it starts to trail off in November and we're almost there! Hearing all of your submissions not only helps me know I'm not alone in feeling crazy at works sometimes, but I know for a FA…
 
Justin Harvey, CFP®, and Rob Bertman, CFA, CFP®, explore income-driven repayment (IDR) plans, how each can affect your financial future, and strategies to help you maximize your student loan repayment and keep more money in your pocket. In today’s episode, you'll find out: What the IDR payment cap is and what plans have one Which IDR plans are best…
 
ReTellers! Let me know what's going on in your pharmacy through Facebook and Twitter. In this crazy month/season of flu shots and covid, it's vital to know you're not alone. Thank you all for your love and support! Keep fighting. - M Check out our sponsor, Pen Needle Ultiguard Safe Pack, and get a free sample!…
 
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