In the latest episode of WNYC's podcast Death, Sex & Money, host Anna Sale speaks with many people whose student loan debt has affected their relationships, careers, and families. She'll also talk about the show's ongoing project, Our Student Loan Secrets, that aims to show people that they aren't alone in their struggles to talk about and pay off their debt for higher education.
In an episode, one story Sale follows is from "Beth," who graduated law school in 2006 with about $155,000 in student loans. She is currently on track to pay them off, hopefully, by the end of this year. She explains, "I've been paying thousands of month for the past three months... and it comes down to extreme budgeting." But once she pays them off completely, she feels like she'll finally be able to get her life back.