If you haven’t read The Browne Bunch of Debt Story: Part 1 you can find it here. Otherwise, let’s get back to the story.
It was March 2012, my husband Andrew decided in order to stand out on his résumé he needed a masters in business. We were so close to being completely debt-free and now he was talking about taking out student loans again.
The hardest part for me was that the school he wanted to go to was in Washington D.C., over 1200 miles away from family and friends.
Also, D.C was one of the most expensive places to live. How would we manage financially? Tuition for one semester was about the same as his four year undergraduate degree. **cringe** We prayed about whether we should go and as it turned out, the school guaranteed paid internships to the students. Also, my husband ended up getting a scholarship that covered half of his tuition. Now the two-semester program would cost what his four years of undergraduate cost.
Even though tuition was extremely expensive, I knew we could pay off the student loans in less than two years (just how we had done his undergraduate), however it would require a lot of patience and perseverance. In August 2012, my husband, our almost one year old son and I moved to Silver Spring, Maryland to begin the next adventure…to be continued