Jennifer Calonia

Jennifer Calonia is an L.A.-based personal finance writer and editor. She’s extensively covered topics, like credit cards, debt, personal and student loans, and budgeting. Her work has been featured on Forbes, Huffpost, Business Insider and U.S. News. Follow her on Instagram @bluepoppymedia.

Articles by Jennifer Calonia

PAYE vs. REPAYE: How These Repayment Plans Stack Up

If you can’t afford to pay your federal student loans, you might want to look into an income-driven repayment (IDR) plan. Two IDR options include... read more

Chase Student Loans Are Gone — Here’s What To Do Instead

JPMorgan Chase & Co. is the biggest financial institution in the U.S., and its commercial banking arm, Chase Bank, offers many ways for customers to... read more

How and When to Make Your First Student Loan Payment

At some point after leaving college — or even while you’re still enrolled — you’ll need to make your first student loan payment. Federal student... read more

The Standard Repayment Plan for Student Loans: Is It Right for You?

If you take out federal student loans to pay for college, they will automatically be placed on the standard repayment plan, at least to begin... read more

Student Loan Advice: 10 Tips to Help Manage your Debt

There’s plenty of student loan advice out there, making it difficult to know which tips to follow. While everyone’s situation is different, certain strategies could... read more