our student loan debt story

When my husband Danny and I started dating in 2007, we were both exactly $0 in debt. Over the last decade, that beautiful $0 ballooned into a colossal +$649,000 (and growing). The question that we get asked all too often– how did this happen? How we ended up with +$649,000 in debt After getting married, we …

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Have you ever been so stressed out about something that it kept you awake at night? Maybe you were waiting to find out whether you were accepted to your dream school. Maybe it was when you were waiting to hear back from a dream job you’d applied for and hadn’t heard from. Maybe it was …

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    Thirteen years ago, times were much more simple. Donald Trump had just landed his first reality tv gig with The Apprentice (his second being his presidential campaign, ’cause did you see the most recent Presidential debate?) America was still united in the aftermath of 9/11. I had just started the eleventh grade. I lived …

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Have you ever seen a nice, shiny perfect quarter just laying on the ground? It’s like it was practically begging you to pick it up? I know I have. There is no greater feeling. We are doing all kinds of insane things to side hustle away our student loans. I have been a firm believer of picking up …

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  Are you struggling to get your spouse on a budget? Maybe your spouse doesn’t quite understand your debt situation. Maybe he or she routinely overspends. Maybe your spouse feels overwhelmed by a budget or simply doesn’t wish to live on one. Whatever the situation, here are 5 easy ways that you can get your …

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Today we hit a big milestone. My undergraduate student loans are officially GONE! We still have a LONG ways to go with Danny’s, but we celebrate all of the milestones around here. We started out paying off our debt thinking we would use Dave Ramsey’s snowball approach. That is no longer the case. If you …

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Do you have student loan debt? Well if you do, you’re in good company. I have a TON of it and know just how hard it can be to stay dedicated to paying off student loans. (or any other debt for that matter). This week I actually made my very first student loan payment! It …

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