“I knew from the first day of university that debt would be hanging over my head, but I don’t think it was until I graduated that I really began to comprehend how much of a battle it would feel to get out of it.”
Okay, maybe this is the best time in history to borrow money. But this feels like a statistical generalization that has very little to do with a lot of our day-to-day experiences.
In an ideal world, a credit score would tell you nothing about a person except, well, their history of handling credit. Increasingly though companies and other entities are trying to use credit scores as proxies for indicators about a person’s general success at life.
In the absence of heavy-drinking, grooming has become my prime spending vice. So I’m giving it up for the month.
Gena-mour Barrett has a really good essay in BuzzFeed ideas about being raised by a single mother mired in debt.
In the Washington Post, Jonnelle Marte writes about our money worries in our 30s, and some goals to try reaching.