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Why You Shouldn't Pay Off Your Student Loans

Student loan debt can be an incredible burden, and paying off your balance sooner than later is an admirable goal. However, there may be times when paying off your student loans early doesn’t make sense. Depending on what your plans are and your current financial situation, here are a few situations where it may be better just to pay the required amount every month and nothing more.

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