Topic: debt

I Paid Off $90,000 Of Debt In Just Three Years

I Paid Off $90,000 Of Debt In Just Three Years

It’s funny how you can do all of the right things–go to college, get a job–and then one day wake up with crushing debt.

At 26, I was working hard and playing hard in Washington, D.C. I thought that I had everything under control–despite living practically paycheck to paycheck, having significant credit card debt and paying the minimum on my student loans.

Luckily, someone special woke me up to the reality of my financial situation. It took a lot of hard work–and some serious creativity–but three years later, I’m almost debt-free. Here’s my story. More »

‘I’m Finally A Doctor, But The Debt Is Killing Me’

'I'm Finally A Doctor, But The Debt Is Killing Me'

In our society, we tend to put doctors on a pedestal. First of all, they help heal people, which is pretty incredible. Second, they went to school for about a decade to be able to diagnose that weird rash on our arm so we commend them for just being able to withstand that much time. But we can’t help but wonder that with the average debt for medical school grads being about $150,o00 when they get out and they haven’t even begun their residency yet (which pays about $50,000 per year), is it worth it?
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