Author: Eric Holland

OthalaFehu Debt Story

Today’s Debt Story comes from OthalaFehu from www.othalafehu.com How did you get the debt? I escaped Undergraduate with no debt thanks to the US Government and several jobs on campus, but Law School is a whole different animal. Averaging $20,000/year for 3 years when I went (1997-2000). Plus they don’t want you to work an outside job for at least the first year. I racked up over $100,000 and then I doubled down my marrying my wife, who was a year ahead of me in law school, we left with over $220,000 in non-dischargeable debt. What made you want...

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Kiwi and Keweenaw Debt Story

Today’s Debt Story comes from Kiwi and Keweenaw from www.kiwiandkeweenaw.com In 2010 the reality of the debt my husband and I had taken on to complete our undergraduate degrees became a reality. We were not yet engaged/married, but had been dating for four years, blended our finances, and moved in together. We both grew up in financially insecure households, and did not want to live paycheck to paycheck. The Affordable Care Act had recently been passed and we had been told we were covered under our parents’ insurance. Mr. Kiwi suffers from chronic headaches and at the start of 2010 a...

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ESI Money Debt Story

Today’s Debt story comes from ESI Money from www.esimoney.com How did you get the debt? When we were married we had debt for college, a car, and two homes.Most of it was mine (the college, the car, and one home), but other than the home, it wasn’t that much ($5k for college and $10k for the car). What made you want to get rid of the debt? We knew pretty much zero about managing money (our parents didn’t really teach us anything about it). Shortly after we were married we took a money management class at our church (similar...

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Mr. and Mrs. Adventure Rich Debt Story

Today’s Debt Story comes from Mr. and Mrs. Adventure Rich. You can follow their story over at Adventure Rich. How did you get the debt? This is a two part question for us. For me (Mrs. Adventure Rich), I graduated with student loan debt (~$18K) and a new car loan (~$17k). Mr. Adventure Rich had student loans ($10k) and credit card debt ($10k). Our combined debt totaled $55,000 when we started dating in 2012. What made you want to get rid of the debt? I was fresh out of college with a new, southern California job and I had...

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Unlimited Disney Fastpass Hack!

Unlimited Disney Fastpass Hack! Eric you have to be kidding me right?!? Unlimited Disney Fastpass??? Well… I may be stretching the truth just a bit because technically you have ALREADY have unlimited Disney Fastpasses. What I am going to share with you is how to OPTIMIZE your Disney Fastpass in order to get the most out of your Disney experience. If you do this correctly you could use well over 12 fastpasses in a single day! Like many of getting the most bang for your buck is important. Heading out to Disney is no different. Nobody likes to spend...

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Meet High Five Dad

My name is Eric (AKA High Five Dad). That’s my beautiful better half Michelle and my little guy Sawyer. I started to blog to share adventures in being a dad. Read more…