Tuition & Loans

The 6 Emotional Stages Of Paying Off My Debt

A few months ago, I got serious about paying off my debt. I was tired of always owing money and never having anything substantial in the bank. So I came up with a plan to get out of debt. For the past six months or so, I’ve been diligently paying down my debt, hoping to …

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How A Change In Thinking Helped Me Pay Off $100K In Debt Faster

If you’re anything like me, you graduated from school with student loans and subsequently spent time hating them. This was me a few years ago when I graduated from law school. But I didn’t just hate my loans, I felt like they happened to me. I didn’t understand how I could have $206k in debt …

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Here’s How I Made My College Degree $12,000 Less Expensive

College is expensive. People are coming out with an average of $17,000+ of student debt. I’ve seen figures that are larger than that, upwards of $30,000+. I was lucky in that my parents paid for all of my college, but I also saved them $12,000 by graduating in three years. A lot of people suggest going to …

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The 6 Emotional Stages Of Paying Off My Debt

A few months ago, I got serious about paying off my debt. I was tired of always owing money and never having anything substantial in the bank. So I came up with a plan to get out of debt. For the past six months or so, I’ve been diligently paying down my debt, hoping to …

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How A Change In Thinking Helped Me Pay Off $100K In Debt Faster

If you’re anything like me, you graduated from school with student loans and subsequently spent time hating them. This was me a few years ago when I graduated from law school. But I didn’t just hate my loans, I felt like they happened to me. I didn’t understand how I could have $206k in debt …

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Everything You Need To Know About Student Loans

Here’s an alarming fact for you: 44 Million Americans collectively owe 1.5 trillion dollars in student loan debt. With the price of higher education increasing year after year, many Americans have come to rely on student loans to pay their way through school. In fact, it’s become a necessity for so many people that, chances are, you probably have (or …

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Paying Off My Student Loans Didn’t Make Me Happier

My life with student loans was as fun as swimming with sharks. Starting your adult life out with nearly $40,000 dollars of debt shackling you down is debilitating. The anxiety and depression over my debt permeated every aspect of my life. Watching the interest grow (I had one loan I took out on my own …

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The Simple Strategy I’m Using To Pay Off $5,000 Of Debt

For a lot of people, motivation can be hard to come by — especially if you’re a naturally lazy person like I am. Unless there is an incentive attached to a goal or a deep need or passion to get something done, keeping myself excited for a new project or to reach some faraway milestone …

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How I Maximized My Student Loan Payments & Put 1/3 Of My Income Towards Debt

I was the first in my family to get a college degree. Even though my parents couldn’t help me navigate college life, they could help me understand the debt part: If you don’t pay off those loans ASAP, you will die. Maybe they weren’t quite that dramatic, but that was the gist of it. And with student …

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How I Paid Off $13K Of Debt In One Year On A $34K Salary

I graduated from a small liberal arts college in May of 2015, with a little over $13,000 in debt. I then moved to Washington, D.C., where I took a job as a research assistant with an annual salary of $34k. I was lucky, debt-wise — my grandmother had set up an education account for me …

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