Student loans are the bane of my existence. If you know me, or have been reading this blog for even just a little bit you know that I hate student loans. I’ve got a pretty entertaining Instagram going on to laugh at the pain of having a shit ton of student loans. So trust me… I know a thing or two about clawing my way out of student loan debt. They are just about almost inevitable (though there are definitely way more choices you can look into) and are extremely annoying/difficult to get rid of.
Being a millennial is amazing and sucks at the same time. We’ve helped create and maintain so many amazing facets of the current culture, and we’ve also been saddled with a shit ton of debt. Though every generation gets dealt a shitty hand in different respects, we are undoubtedly the generation that has to figure out how to pay enormously large student loans while trying to get our own “adult” lives in order.
Unfortunately for us this means that we usually have to decide whether we’re going to eat healthy, travel and have shitty credit, or live off of Ramen noodles in our parents house while we pay interest only payments. Most of the time you can’t have both. BUT… I’m a huge fan of being proactive in your life. Complaining about things isn’t going to make them better. You have to create a plan that you can execute.
While everyone’s financial situation is different, so what works for me isn’t going to work for everyone. However the 4 key money principles I list below are a great starting point. There’s no one trick way to gain financial freedom. Making the right choices that fit your lifestyle are your best bet. But what I do know for sure, keep your eye on that prize. Even when you stumble or get distracted, keep in mind what your ultimate goal is: Kick Sallie Mae’s ass to the curb!
4 Key Money Principles For Millennials
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Hey there! I’m Melissa, co-founder of Trials n Tresses, natural hair and beauty lover, binge tv watcher and lover of life. When I am not creating content for TNT, I’m busy teaching the future of society.