How a Legal Secretary Who Paid Off $38,000 in Debt Does Money

Alison (not her real name) is a 27-year-old legal secretary who lives outside of Philadelphia.

The Burden—or Gift?—of Student Debt

It should be a glorious, celebrated day: Today I pay off my undergraduate student debt, more than 15 years since I first got into the university of my dreams.

Yet, to be honest, I felt a little mournful when I hit “submit” on the online payment feature.