Travis Hornsby

Hey, I’m Travis Hornsby. I retired as a bond trader at one of the world’s largest investment companies at 25 amid a desire to travel the world and feel like our clients would succeed regardless of the choices I helped them make.

After a few years, I discovered I could use those bond trader Excel skills to model complex student loan repayment strategies, founding Student Loan Planner in 2016.

With over 10,000 clients, our team of financial planners at Student Loan Planner decided we could do more together than apart to help our clients live their best lives. The idea for SLP Wealth was born, and we hope to break down all obstacles on the path to your journey to financial freedom with incredibly valuable and actionable financial planning.

Travis lives with his wife and two kids in Chapel Hill, where he’s doing his best to survive the preschool years and chasing toddlers around. Despite years of football ineptitude, he cheers on the Florida Gators and loves hiking and camping with friends.

In addition, he authored two books on financial independence and money management, Mastering Money in Your 20s and 30s and 25 IS THE NEW 65: How to “Retire” Outrageously Early and Do Whatever the Heck You Want.


Student Loans, Investment Strategies, Physician Mortgages, Insurance


Travis has a BA in Statistics and Economics from the University of Florida.


CFA and CFP®

Featured work and media mentions

Millions of student loan borrowers’ debt unnecessarily spent years in forbearance – NPR

How to calculate your monthly student loan payment under proposed income-driven repayment plan changes – Business Insider

As a student loan consultant, I see people who owe $1 million in debt — here’s how things get so bad – Business Insider

Key Part of Biden’s Student Loan Plan Carries Hefty Price Tag – Bloomberg

Big Mouths About Big Debt – The New York Times

Biden Seriously Considering Student-Loan Forgiveness, Officials Say – Wall Street Journal

One in 15 US Student Loan Recipients Have Considered Suicide Over Debt, Study Suggests – Yahoo! News

Want to fix the federal student loan system? Kick out scammy schools – The Washington Post

Pay down your student loans or wait for forgiveness? A financial planner weighs in on the best next step – CNBC

Financial Illiteracy is a Generational Cycle Black Families Are Fighting to Break – Parents

This Student Loan Loophole Could Cut Parent PLUS Debt Payments in Half – Money

Think About Paying Your Loans During Medical Residency – U.S. News & World Report