Google Hack: Refinancing student loans
By The Editors

Hey Google, we don't want 84 million results in .71 seconds; we just want you to tell us what we need to know about finding somewhere to refinance our student loans.

Google Hack: Refinancing student loans
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Hey PM, I’ve got a problem.

When I ask Google for this:

What I get is this:

But I don’t want 84 million results in .71 seconds; I just want you to point me towards a couple of sites I can trust that make recommendations, like these:

And hey, PM, can you make this even easier for me by telling me which of these student loan lenders get the most recommendations from Forbes, US News and CNBC:

All three publishers

Two publishers

One recommendation:


Okay, PM, now that you told me where to go to refinance my student loans, what else do I need to know?

Our top three search results this week:

  1. Here’s the catch when refinancing your federal student loans – CNBC
  2. How Can I Refinance My Student Loans? –
  3. Beginner’s Guide to Refinancing Your Student Loans

And here are four lessons about refinancing your student loans you should know:

  1. There’s a difference between refinancing and consolidating your student loans, and you need to know the difference. Click here to find out more.
  2. Beware of sites that offer a list of “best” refinance lenders. Click here to find out more.
  3. As always, you’re going to get screwed if you don’t pay attention to advertiser disclosures. Click here to find out more.
  4. Although we didn’t include them here, there are a TON of government sites that can also be great sources of information. Click here to find out more.


One last note: PM’s Advertising Disclosure

When it comes to transparency, you can always count on us here at Planned Man to give it to you.

Here’s our policy on advertising and advertisers:

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