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What is the Worth Listening Podcast?
In short, it’s a podcast about all things money! Our guests are millennials and professional athletes because what better way to learn than from peers in a similar situation.

Host Lauryn Williams, financial planner and Olympian leads in-depth conversations with guests, having them share what she calls their "money memoir" to offer insight into how money works in their sport or profession.

Learn more about Lauryn and Worth Listening at

Aug 1, 2023

Student loans have gone crazy! Payments are starting back up in October and people are desperately trying to figure out what they need to do to prepare. So I’m going to share everything you need to know related to getting ready to start repaying your loans again. There have been a lot of changes so if you have student loans or are thinking about getting student loans, you need to listen to this. 

In the episode, I share:

  • Lump sum payments and who shouldn’t be making them

  • Steps to take before payments begin in October

  • Forgiveness plans and who they’re for

  • Why you need to be thinking about your student loan situation

  • The coming Income-Driven Repayment tracker

  • Why now is the time to take advantage of getting on the right student loan repayment plan

  • The difference between consolidation and refinancing

  • Why consolidation is not the right fit for everyone

  • What refinancing means and why it’s not for everyone

  • The new SAVE plan

If you want to further connect with Lauryn Williams at Worth Winning, follow us on social media:

  • Instagram: @worthwinning

  • Twitter: @worth_winning

  • Facebook: @worthwinningfp

  • LinkedIn: @lauryn-williams

Mentioned Resources:

Frugal Living and the FIRE Movement, with Travis Hornsby

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