How an SMSU alumnus deals with debt

Here’s another video from MSUSA Alumni Association’s “Living with Student Debt Campaign.”

This one is about Justin McMartin, a Southwest Minnesota State University graduate (’06) who’s now living in Plymouth:

He seems like a level-headed, hard worker:

  • He got a practical major (marketing and international business).
  • He worked during school.
  • He has a job at a tech company.

But his debt? $34,000.

His sin? Not living at home or attending a community college.

Now he’s hesitating about starting a family and buying a house.