Life isn't about money <—– Contradicting for a personal finance blogger right? Financial security isn't actually about you or me, in fact, it is about being able to have the choice to say yes based on the merit of the decision instead of the dollar bill.
There were times when I was growing up that I knew it was hard for my mom to make ends meet. By no means is this a woe is me type of story, but I knew deep down how hard she was working just to keep everything together.
While some of it was related to her inability to save and plan for the long term, most of it had to to with raising growing boys, 3 to be exact, and all their friends. She was often over-leveraged and over-worked.
Self admittedly, marrying someone with $200,000 in student loans can be a little intimidating. But I really never questioned it. I always had the blind faith that we would be ok.
Now it took me two years to get things going and realize money wasn't about to fall out of the sky so I better make changes. But our student loan journey has taught us one thing. You can help others.