Tag Archives: Overcoming Debt
Paid in Full

My Number One Piece of Advice for Young Travelers

I’m going to jump on the ‘Independence Day’ theme for today’s post, because, as cheesy as it sounds, I had my own little Independence Day last week. On Tuesday, I clicked ‘submit’ on my very last student loan payment EVER. On Friday, I got an e-mail that it had cleared. I am now officially debt-free. […]

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My Financial Crisis

There is only one thing that has ever threatened to stand in the way of my traveling lifestyle. Debt. I was once in serious, up-to-my-eyeballs-for-no-good-reason, painful, crippling, grounding debt. And I don’t usually talk about it because, well, it’s embarrassing. How does a seemingly level-headed college graduate get herself into $40,000 worth of debt? I’ll […]

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Studying Abroad: Is It Worth It?

I missed the boat when it came to studying abroad. Sensible people take a semester during their university years, go to Florence or Seville, or, I don’t know, Canada, and have the time of their lives. (No offense, Canada.) But it wasn’t on my radar. Instead, I went to Cancun for spring break and wondered […]

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