Ogechi Igbokwe understands how student loan debt can wreak havoc on our lives. How it robs us of our peace of mind and the ability to pursue our goals like buy a house, travel, get married or start a family. In this episode, Ogechi shares her debt repayment story and how she’s helping recent grads get a leg up in life by taking advantage of employer tuition reimbursement programs. Employer tuition reimbursement programs are important because they help you reduce your student loans and you get paid to work and earn your degree at the same time.
Ogechi Igbokwe is a certified financial educator and founder of One Savvy Dollar. One Savvy Dollar is a personal finance website that helps people find companies that offer tuition reimbursements and empowers them to save more, pay down debt, increase their net worth and build wealth. As a money expert, she helps people make money moves today that their future self will thank them for. She’s been featured on sites like Nerdwallet, Clever Girl Finance and more, and I’m so excited to chat with her about her debt repayment journey!
“To be savvy is to be knowledgeable and smart about your life.” – Ogechi
In this episode we talk about:
- What motivated Ogechi to pay off her student loan debt.
- How she paid off $26,000 of student loan debt in 3 years.
- What are employer tuition reimbursement programs?
- How does tuition reimbursement work?
- How to figure out if your company offers tuition reimbursement?
- Other options to consider if your employer doesn’t offer a tuition reimbursement program.
- Industries offering employees tuition benefits:
- Oil & Gas
- Manufacturing and more.
Connect with Ogechi Igbokwe
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