Settling for a Good Enough College

My parents had high expectations for my education, including the expectation that I would graduate with as little debt as possible.

How I Paid for College

I’m a first-generation student from a low-income family. Here’s what my first year costs and how I’m paying for it.

How Working Two Jobs Helped Me Pay Off $14K in Debt

Nothing felt better than making that final payment.

I Paid Off My Husband’s Student Loans

“You know,” I said casually one day, “it would make more sense for me to pay those off than for you to keep paying 7 percent interest on them.”

Five Years of Payments Under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

Ten years and 120 payments sounded daunting, but now that I’m halfway there, I can almost see the top of the hill.

Does Your Alma Mater Influence Your Lifetime Earnings?

Yes, although many of us were told that it “doesn’t matter” where we go to college, that we can get “just as far” as someone from one of those prestigious schools, this might not actually be the case.

I Quit Halfway Through Training at a Debt Collection Agency, and I Don’t Regret It

The company seemed to be doing everything it could to help you forget what your job was.

Halfway to Financial Freedom

$14,000 is all that stands between me and freedom.

Courts Are Forgiving Student Loans if Lenders Can’t Come Up With the Paperwork

You’ll Want to Listen to Death, Sex & Money’s Series on Student Loans