My name is Kasey, age 29, and as of December 2012, I’m drowning in $102,645 of debt. Between 2005 and 2009 I attended the Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg and majored in
Media Arts & Animation debt. I was ignorant about student loans and made the mistake of attending a for-profit school. The next 22 years of repayment look rather bleak and so I will do everything humanly (morally) possible to make as much money as I can to pay my debt slave master off and be debt free!
I’m a Navy wife and have been married to my sailor for three years. I currently work part-time as a personal assistant/admin for a small family-owned business, Jpixx LLC. I volunteer at a local animal shelter and with the Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia chapter as a Wish Granter. I’ve spent the past two years helping out at the ForgiveStudentLoanDebt.com group on Facebook and spreading the word about the Student Debt Crisis. I feel strongly that reform is needed to end the predatory nature of student loans and to bring down the costs of higher education. I couldn’t wish this debt load on my worst enemy and so I will do what I can to educate whomever will listen about the dangers of student loan debt!
My biggest accomplishment in life is being a brain tumor survivor of 19 years! I have the will (sisu) to beat this seemingly insurmountable debt to a pulp like I did with cancer! I don’t consider myself to be a total personal finance blogger because not every post will be about money. This blog is my personal journey towards becoming debt free, documenting my triumphs and even those depressing lows. So step on up and enjoy the roller coaster of my life! I am an open book and welcome any questions and comments!