In the world of personal finance, it’s very easy to stumble across amazing rags-to-riches headlines that…don’t tell you the whole story. A lot of the time, people don’t disclose up front that the reason they were able to save a huge amount so quickly or land a six-figure salary in their 20s was because of a major leg up in the form of a windfall or privileged family life. Everyone’s story is valid, of course, but it’s always good to hear a bootstraps story from someone who really did pull themselves up by the bootstraps.
In this week’s episode of The Lifestyle Fix, Tasha shares exactly how she did just that — pulled herself up and got her degree, went to law school, and started earning a six-figure salary. All while also being a mom. One thing she speaks to that’s so important for many people to hear is that she used debt strategically to get ahead. For instance, loans enabled her to take classes online when she couldn’t afford to pay for daycare. Of course, taking on debt shouldn’t be a decision anyone takes lightly, but it is an option — and one that can really work to our advantage if we’re responsible with it. Head over to the TFD YouTube channel to hear what else she has to say!
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