This post is a follow up to my “How can they afford that?” post in which I showed you how I paid for going back to school with my family in tow. Part of the formula for making it work was borrowing $45,000 dollars for tuition and another $5,000 for a minivan (come on, I got a sweet deal!).
Coming out of grad school debt-free would have obviously been preferable (and probably possible had I been more creative), but we had decided that the overall life experience would be worth the cost to us. So I ended up with $50,000 of debt upon graduation that I wanted to get rid of as fast as possible. This is how we did it. [Read more…]