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.
Ogechi 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!
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 tuition reimbursement programs through their employers.
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!
“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-sponsored tuition reimbursement programs?
- 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 reimbursement benefits
- Oil & Gas
- Manufacturing and more
Connect with Ogechi
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1495558457163470/
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