Last week my final installment of student loans for my graduate program went through so I have a final grand total for my federal student loans ( for undergraduate, and two masters)
and that total is......... ( drum roll please)............
it is certainly not as much as some of my other blogger friends but it is a lot to me! I wanted to be debt free by the time I am 30 but in order to do that now I will have to make sure at least half of my income for the next three years goes to student loans.
That is a major commitment but I don't want to carry this debt into the my next decade. However, I still want to travel and have a little fun too.
I also probably will qualify for the federal government's loan forgiveness program where I pay a certain percentage of my income to the loan and it is forgiven after 10 years, but really, 10 years is a long time.
...Sigh... what would you do if you were in my shoes?