When I graduated college, I had noooo clue how student loan repayment worked.
Or what I owed.
Or how interest worked in real life.
I was truly oblivious. And what I wanted to do “for the rest of my life” was nonprofit focused. Aka, not a lucrative salary.
My first year out of college I did AmeriCorps. While the $5,500 gift at the end for tuition reimbursement was great, I went on to believe I needed a masters in community development to make the desired impact.
And then I changed my mind, but still owed $10,000 for that partial online education. L.O.L.
Anyway, this isn’t a remarkable story or anything all that different than 75% of my friends.
What’s remarkable is what people are doing because of their debt (usually paired with their passions).
My millennial friends are some of the most badass, brilliant humans on the planet. That’s not to say my older pals aren’t, but my fellow graduates are feeling the pain of student loan debt (or seriously avoiding it… there is absolutely that cohort) and getting creative about it.
So I’m starting a little series called Millennials Making Money.
These are normal, everyday people who created a side hustle that has helped them do things like pay for car repairs, extend their home warranty, and take care of expensive healthcare and childcare.
In 2018, there are about 378,928 ways you can make money online and offline. My goal is to interview people who are taking more “unique” approaches. Ones you could potentially pursue if you wanted to.
There are some pretty fabulous men + women down the pike that you’ll get to know. Some you will resonate with and some you won’t.
I know so many people who are just plain stuck.
Stuck in old patterns, stuck in the day-to-day boring grind of work, stuck in lame relationships.
I hope this will help you (if you are one of them) get unstuck. To get your creative juices flowing ever so slightly or in such a powerful way you eventually build the empire of your dreams.
My goal is to drop you a new post every Wednesday morning. If you have any stellar ideas of someone I should interview, just drop me a line here.