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    Student loan repayment

    Hey Don, if this comes off as Dave Ramsey-ish, I apologize. If I were you, I would take a higher salary rather than trying to get them pay down your debt. This is for 2 reasons, you've already been working 5 years(and presumably paying down debt) you probably don't have a huge amount of debt left. Second, you said you like where you work, so that may mean you will be there a while. So if that's the case, I would think that a rise in salary over the long term would benefit you more than the employer paying your debt for you. If you aren't sure, plug your existing student loan info into this student loan repayment calculator and see what throwing a few hundred extra bucks per month will do to paying off your loans faster. Then after you are done paying it off, you'll continue getting those extra few bucks from your higher salary. Hope this helps.

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