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With many new physicians already starting life while in residency (getting married, having children, purchasing homes, etc...) is it prudent to pay on student loan debt conservatively and begin aggressively contributing to retirement, education accounts and other meaningful investments. The power of compounding would suggest that this be so at the cost of paying off educational debt. Yes, there is the goal of Public Service Loan Forgiveness that begs to pay the absolute minimum using income-driven repayment for the more significant pay-off of forgiveness (if in the cards). Yes, we advocate that residents begin minimum protections such as life insurance and disability insurance and more importantly maximize 403B accounts, but how do you approach student loan debt among all of the pressures to do all of these things?