I graduated from law school not too long ago. I took out enough debt to cover the cost of tuition. Even though I’ve been careful to make all my monthly payments, and then some, a few years later I still owed $125,933.50.
So, we set ourselves the goal of paying them off the same amount of time it took to build the Empire State Building – about one year and two months. We missed our goal . . . . . . by about three weeks. (Not to make excuses, but it was a kind of busy year – we also had a baby and bought a house during that time). Paying off my loans was one of the best choices we’ve ever made.
In fact, it was so good that my next plan is to write a book about it in hopes of helping other lawyers who want to face their loans head-on. If you want to read more about my philosophy of this project, start here. The blog is serving as kind of a cheat sheet. I plan to get to 100 posts, and then publish!
I’ve love to hear from you. Contact me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org!