Did it really take us 12 years to pay off student loans? Yes, yes it did. Am I a doctor, you ask? Unfortunately not, friends. Perhaps Mr. SIL is an attorney? Again no. An MBA, or some other type of professional with a very expensive graduate degree or Phd under his belt? Not quite. The $50k in student loans were for undergraduate degrees…at a state school…as in-state students. Obviously, we are a poster child for financial responsibility. And what do such individuals do? Start a personal finance blog of course!
Luckily, friends, those 12 years of debt are behind us now. Today, I’m a capital markets enthusiast who just discovered the world of personal finance blogs and am now addicted! I lead a single income family and while there’s nothing special about us (aside from delusions that 12 years is a perfectly reasonable timeframe to pay off student loans), I thought I would add our story to the mix and share our experiences as a single income household trying to build wealth. You can go here to learn more about how our journey as a single income family began.
- I work in corporate finance doing a job I love, but I long for the peace of mind that financial independence allows.
- I’m a wife to a part time endurance athlete and full time stay-at-home dad.
- Together, we are parents to two active toddlers (ages 5 and 3).
- We are currently located in the western part of the US in what I would consider a mid-size, moderate cost of living city.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you are able to glean some utility from this blog whether you are a single income household or not!