My Secret to Paying Off Student Loans

Slowly but Surely, Through Steady Payments and Infrequent Slices of Spinach Pizza

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Twenty years ago, I moved from Redondo Beach, California, to Cambridge, Massachusetts, kicking off a 10-and-a-half year stint at Harvard. I earned two degrees in disparate subjects, ate too many slices of late-night pizza, and grew up in ways I never could have imagined.

A few weeks ago, I finally finished paying off almost $60,000 in student loans.

According to the to a recent analysis of government data by Mark Kantrowitz of the college-planning resource Edvisors, the class of 2015 owes an average of $35,000 in loans per graduate. American students …

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