As an unmarried, cohabiting couple, we’ve spent hours discussing the best plan for our finances. Both of our salaries fall significantly under the average salary of $50,651 for those who graduated from college in 2015, so we’ve had to be careful with money from the start of our post-grad lives. My $1,000 student loan payment each month is my priority. This means my partner has taken on many of our larger living expenses, such as the electric bill and mortgage, and I handle smaller ones, like the Internet and cellphone bill.
"My Partner and I Have $120,000 in Student Debt. Here’s How We Manage It." is from the January 26, 2017 Lifestyle section of The Washington Post. It was written by Beth Leipholtz and narrated by Sam Scholl.