Andrew Josuweit


I graduated in 2009 from Bentley University. I defaulted on some loans, & had $107k in student debt, with nobody to turn to. So, in 2012, I started Student Loan Hero, to help other borrowers pay their debts in the smartest ways possible.

7 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Starting A Side Hustle

By Andrew Josuweit
It seems like everyone is talking about side hustles these days. From freelancing to Uber driving, you probably know someone who's pulling in extra income on the side. Maybe you're even thinking about doing the same. Most people could benefit from…

How To Avoid Last-Minute Holiday Spending And Start The New Year Debt-Free

By Andrew Josuweit
Are you feeling the holiday pressure? With so many activities going on, it's easy to feel like you have to spend money. On top of that, a lot of that spending ends up being unexpected. According to ABC News, credit counseling agencies see a 25…

Why You Should Stop Waiting For Student Loan Forgiveness And Take Action

By Andrew Josuweit
While many people are still reeling from November's election results, there's no doubt individuals on both sides of the political aisle are wondering what will happen to their student loans under a Trump presidency. Politicians threw around a lot of…

Would You Ever Marry Someone With Enormous Student Loan Debt?

By Andrew Josuweit
Imagine you've met the perfect partner. You've cried quietly together during a movie, met each other's parents and helped each other through hard times. And after a year or so of dating, you can honestly see yourself with this person for…

5 Ways To Launch Your Startup If You're Struggling With Student Loan Debt

By Andrew Josuweit
According to a recent study from Bentley University, more than half (66 percent) of Millennials hoped to start their own business in 2014. Unfortunately, that dream hasn't rooted in reality... yet. As The Wall Street Journal notes, the share of…

4 Ways You Can Further Your Education Instead Of Going To Grad School

By Andrew Josuweit
If you're trying to advance your career, common wisdom says attending graduate school might be the answer. By earning a graduate degree, you can learn new skills, increase your job prospects and position yourself for higher pay. While much is this…

5 Things Every 20-Something Has Wrong About Student Loan Debt

By Andrew Josuweit
As someone who has built a business around the fact that I once carried six figures in student loan debt, I've uncovered countless misconceptions about student loans over the years. While some of the misinformation out there is due to honest…

5 Things I Wish I'd Known About Loans Before Acquiring $100,000 Of Debt

By Andrew Josuweit
When I graduated from college with an economics degree in 2009, I was much like any other college graduate. I had high hopes for the future, and plenty to look forward to. Unfortunately, a black cloud of student loan debt was always threatening to…