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Meagan Landress, CSLP®

About Meagan

Financial Coach Meagan specializes in helping individuals who are beginning their financial planning journey with student loan debt in the mix. As a Certified Student Loan Professional ™, Meagan's specialized education around student loans allows her to help borrowers make informed repayment decisions taking into account their full financial situation and financial goals.

 

“Meagan, why are you so interested in helping people with their student loans?” 
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"I get this question a lot, because if you don’t know, I didn’t have student loans myself. I don’t have a personal experience with the burden of student loan debt, and navigating that repayment process from a borrowers perspective. 
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So why do I care so much about this topic and educating people? What I HAVE experienced 1st hand is walking through hundreds of financial plans with clients who have student loan debt in the mix and being immersed into how this burden has impacted their lives, from all angles.
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81% (I argue this percent is higher) of Americans with student loan debt have made FINANCIAL or PERSONAL sacrifices as a result of student loan debt, including:

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🔹50% Delayed contributions to a retirement account
🔹46% Delayed buying or upgrading a car
🔹46% Worked another job
🔹40% Lived with roommates instead of living alone
🔹40% Delayed buying a house
🔹37% Moved in with family members 
🔹20% Postponed marriage 
🔹19% Postponed having children

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The impact is huge - $1.52 trillion dollars outstanding at 44 million borrowers, huge...
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Individuals I have worked with are scared. Confused. Frustrated. Literally using the words “I feel like my future is bleak” and “I will never be out of this debt!” This is devastating to me! THIS is why I’m so wild about this topic right now...
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I know that having a thorough, comprehensive, and manageable plan can bring SO much peace of mind to people dealing with student loan debt. My goal has been to help as many people as I can and provide helpful education around repayment options (because there is not much out there)! I want people to feel empowered and knowledgeable to be able to gain back control of their finances and feel confident in their financial futures again. 
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And ultimately, I want to stand up for borrowers who are very much in a flawed, misinformed, disorganized system that makes knowing what repayment strategy is best for them, very difficult to navigate..."


Meagan is also a Settlement Planner & Consultant for Ringler Associates. In settlement planning, Meagan works with a network of attorneys to educate their clients on the options around their awarded settlement dollars. Her goal is to bring peace of mind to the claimant and their family by building a financial plan around their awarded settlement dollars to suit their current and future financial needs.
 
Outside the office, Meagan serves as Treasurer of the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers (GAWL) and is also the President & CEO of the non-profit organization Power Suit Project, Inc. Meagan enjoys cooking, reading, and strength training; when she is not working or volunteering, you can often find her in the gym or cheering for the Atlanta Braves.