How I learned to love my $95,000 student debt
About 45 million Americans have student loan debt, and it can be crushing – but I don’t regret the program I paid thousands a semester for
If you think about your student loans in the usual manner – “crushing”, “demoralizing”, a “financial tragedy of grotesque proportions” – you would be correct, but that line of thinking will kill you.
Instead, try picturing your debt as an amiable but hungry ghost, rooting in your refrigerator in the middle of the night, using up the milk and cereal, falling asleep on your couch with an empty pint of ice cream clutched in its incorporeal fingers. Since I began thinking of my debt as a chubby, spectral sidekick my mood has improved immeasurably. I can’t recommend it enough.Continue reading...