120: The Past, Present, and Future of Student Loans with Bryan Kuderna

In this episode of Saving With Steve, host Steve Sexton is joined by Bryan Kuderna, a Certified Financial Planner and the founder of Kuderna Financial Team, a New Jersey-based financial services firm. He is also the host of The Kuderna Podcast and author of "What Should I Do with MyMoney?: Economic Insights to Build Wealth Amid Chaos."

Today's guest, Bryan, discusses what's currently happening with student loans and predictions for the future. He shares what people need to know about refinancing their student loans and the importance of folding college into an overall financial plan—and where to start. Bryan also talks about whether or not college should be the goal for everyone, why building wealth and long-term financial independence starts with economic literacy, and the sustainability of U.S. entitlement programs—Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid, and more.

Bryan M. Kuderna is the founder of  Kuderna Financial Team. He is a perennial qualifier for the industry’s prestigious Million Dollar Round Table®, Leaders Club, and Inner Circle.  

Bryan is the author of What Should I Do with My Money? Economic Insights to Build Wealth Amid Chaos, Millennial Millionaire: A Guide to Become a Millionaire by 30, and Anoroc. He is the host of The Kuderna Podcast. Bryan was named in 2021 one of New Jersey’s Leaders in Finance by NJBiz.

He has a Master of Financial Services from The American College and a  Bachelor of Science in Finance and Economics from The College of New Jersey. Bryan has also studied at The University of Tampa and The University of Economics in Prague, Czech Republic.

His experience working with clients, ranging from families to businesses, has allowed him to speak before medical practices, universities, hospitals, legal associations, and government offices. He is a contributor to Forbes, CNBC, Success, Entrepreneur, Business Insider, and more.

In his spare time, Bryan enjoys spending time with his wife, Anita, and their three children. He has successfully completed The National Marathon in Washington D.C., as well as The North American Ironman in Quebec, Canada. Bryan is a proud member of The Asbury Park Rotary Club and supporter of his community and industry.