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.
I’ve decided Friday, July 15, should join the list of holidays we celebrate this month. Friday is National Make Lunch Count Day, and it was begun six years ago to encourage folks to pause, get away from their work, and enjoy lunch. Yep, this deserves a real holiday.