How I Ditched Debt: Making the most of a gig economy

How I Ditched Debt: Making the most of a gig economy
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In our next How I Ditched Debt story, read about Kara Perez’s hard work juggling multiple part-time jobs to pay off more than $25,000 in student loans. My favorite message from her story: "I realized: No one is going to save me. I have to save myself from this life I’m living."

We want to hear from you:

  1. Do you agree with her?
  2. How do you stay motivated while paying off debt?

If you have a debt story to share, send us an email at mystory@nerdwallet.com


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I love how honest she was about her situation:

Frankly, watching everyone around me move forward with their lives and feeling like I was drowning. I was spending my time mostly crying and freaking out.

And that she put in a pitch for contributing to retirement funds even when you’re hyper-focused on paying off debt.