This interview series has been developed in collaboration with my friend Steve Cummings from The Frugal Expat.We are excited to bring you a series in which we explore real-life stories on people working towards or who have already become debt-free.
My name is Thomas Wood. I am a 31-year-old single male living in Reno, Nevada. I have been a police officer for a total of 7 years.
After graduating college, I received a job with Fox Television in the marketing and advertising department. After working at Fox for about a year, I moved into the insurance industry.
I first started to accumulate my student loan debt during my first semester in college. Every year I applied for financial aid.
After graduating, I bought a used car. The remainder of my debt came from credit cards.
Introduce us to your debt. Where did it come from? How much was it? How old were you when you first acquired the debt?