I always read these kinds of articles hoping I’ll glean something from them that will inspire me, but the bottom line is always. . . and then I found a way to make a lot more money.
I’m not criticizing you in the least, to get out of that much debt, making more money only makes good sense. Still, I have an advanced degree and two jobs and in my situation no more money ever started coming in. At 46 and single, I waffle back and forth between enjoying my life as it is now by enjoy small luxuries, i.e. dining out, weekend trips, a little retail therapy; or sacrifice for many years to enjoy my twilight years, i.e. paying off debts, student loans, and taking a real vacation. I gotta say, I’m not really sure what the trade-off is.