The student-loan burden I'm finally free of


Yep, I’m finally free of the (modest) burden of student-loan payments, now that I’ve paid off the $6,600 I racked up in grad school.

To finance my $30,000 year-long program (2008-2009), I sold my car, cashed in unused vacation from my job and used a good bit of savings. The loan was what was left.

I know it’s nothing compared to what a lot of students face these days.

It’s just a little taste — but I’ve had my fill.