Private loans work like traditional debt and are best paid off quickly and with the lowest interest rate possible. If you have a good credit score (greater than 675), the best strategy is usually to seek a refinance with a reputable lender. We don't take commission for referrals for refinancing, but usually recommend checking out the company as one of your options. Whichever refinancer you go with, make sure they have a death discharge policy so that your loans will never be a burden for your family if something happens to you.
If your credit score is under 675 we recommend paying it off as quickly as possible as part of a holistic financial plan which prioritizes paying down high interest debt first. The quicker you pay it off the less it will cost you in total.
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