So no, I don’t have a sexy debt payoff story at all. I didn’t save half of my income right out of college so I could pay off my debt right away. I didn’t pay off truly intimidating and inspiring amounts of debt in a single year.
And that’s why it’s so wild to me that opinion pieces, books, news articles, everything about the way we talk about Millennials makes it seem like they’re a totally different species. Like they can’t possibly be dealing with any of the economic issues everyone else in America’s experiencing.
In her twenties she had 40 jobs, including dishwasher, stripper economist, social worker, tax preparer, organic farmer, bagel deliverer, zine librarian, database wizard, and bicycle valet. She has lived in a geodesic dome made of recycled political yard signs and ridden trains in 31 countries. She is pretty good at saving money.
I still want to enjoy my life; how do you budget for travel while tackling debt?
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