I may have gotten a little ahead of myself a few weeks ago…
Remember when I wrote about saving towards the tangible goal of traveling overseas, where I made a commitment to taking a trip to Europe in spring 2017 to celebrate my final graduation? And then a couple weeks later when I wrote about being grateful for my student loans, where I talk about delaying gratification to pay off your student loans ASAP?
Does anyone else see where this starts to seem hypocritical of me…?
Here I am talking about becoming debt-free by any means necessary, but I’m not willing to acknowledge that in order to take a huge overseas trip, I’d be ignoring my giant student loan debt balance and maybe even digging myself further into debt to do it. Acting like I “deserve” to take a trip overseas while telling others in debt that they shouldn’t isn’t practicing what I preach.
When it comes to your financial goals and habits, sometimes you just have to know when to say when.