I’m happy to report that I finished paying my student loans before I started drawing Social Security benefits, but barely. I didn’t borrow much—about $5,000, but when I graduated, I didn’t make much—my first teaching job paid $17,000. Even adjusted for inflation, it’s still not much.
August is Happiness Happens Month, so don’t worry, be happy
“Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be,” and every day, on purpose, I choose to be as happy as I can stand. This Abraham Lincoln quote makes perfect sense, but who knew someone would declare a month to celebrate what makes us happy?