How did a program designed to help public servants confine me to what feels like indefinite servitude?
Monday 14 November 2016 07.30 EST Last modified on Monday 14 November 2016 11.10 EST
Source: Student loans
Estimated Years Until Debt-free: Unknown
I graduated from grad school in 2008, the year of the global financial crisis. Known for punctuality, Sallie Mae, congratulated me on my graduation and recent engagement with a letter informing me that my monthly payment of nearly $900 would be due just in time for the holidays.
I grieved over the thought of making these payments. Then I acknowledged the immensity of my debt, wiped my tears and sent our wedding guests the equivalent of a breakup text: wedding cancelled. No explanation, no sign of...