Managing Your Money

Can you graduate debt-free?

As the US Senate works toward finishing legislation that would link interest rates on federal student loans to the financial markets, Rebekah Bell wrote an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal about how she managed to graduate from college without debt.

Bell writes:

Although attending school without loans is difficult, it is not impossible.

Some of her strategies seem out of reach for most students:

There are creative ways to make money. For me, it meant raising and selling cattle (one of the perks of being raised as a 4-H kid on a farm).

Others are more reasonable:

I attended a college close to home during my freshman year because it offered a scholarship. I also took classes online to save money.

What are your strategies for cutting down on your student debt? Share them here.

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