I hate debt.
And if there’s one goal on my list that I feel is the most important to accomplish, it’s eliminatng my student loan debt. Over the last few years, I’ve climbed out of credit card debt, paid off my car, and wiped out a small pile of personal loans. But I’ve yet to unbury myself from the mountain of student loan debt I’ve built for myself.
When I began my college career, I was in a dire financial situation. Then I discovered an easy way to pull myself out of that situation: student loans. Having that money available without any real effort to acquire it meant taking out as much as possible every semester. I went a little crazy.
When I took out the loans, I was convinced that life after graduation would be different…BETTER! I thought paying back thousands of dollars would be just as easy as it was to get the loans in the first place. I’d have an amazing career and earn lots of money!
With graduation on the horizon, I’ve been trying to pay off as much as possible before joining the “Real World.” And today, I finally paid off all the accrued interest. It’s a small step in the right direction…and I have many more steps before I reach zero.
But I will reach zero.