Recently, Guy and I have started to do research about the best way to tackle my loans, which almost double the amount he has. Our combined debt adds up to Big Scary Numbers and we have avoided confronting them for as long as we can.
How did we manage to accumulate those Big Scary Numbers?
- We both have earned degrees from private universities.
- I pursued higher education (because I had to) and received a masters degree.
- I got married while still in college so was not able to receive subsidy by way of my father who works for said private institutions.
- Neither of our families were in the place to assist us financially.
It is disheartening. It is uncomfortable. It is discouraging. It is overwhelming. It is our reality.
All praise and glory to God that Guy has a job that he loves with a salary that is keeping us afloat. All praise and glory to God that I have started working and my hours are slowing increasing.
So, we will keep pushing forward and let you know if we find the magic formula to make it all go away - that or maybe some millionaire will read this post and take pity on us...
**Yes, I drew the above picture many years ago. Little did I know that was money I would be giving away rather than keeping.