Amy Diede homeschools her two children – Caleb, 9, and Ashley, 8 – and is married to a devoted husband and father, Christian. Even though Amy has a master's in psychology, and until recently was a professional herself, Christian is now the breadwinner for the family, working as a cardiovascular nurse on short-term contracts across the country.The rest of the article can be read in its entirety here.
At the moment, the Diede family lives in California. Christian wants to own a home again, but for now they are a roaming family whose home is a 400-square-foot RV. A big part of the problem is Amy's student loan debt. It does not merely affect their bank statement, it has found its way into their daily thoughts and life. Together, Amy and Christian owe over $82,000 in student loans.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
The Guardian - Student debt crisis: 'it's like carrying a backpack filled with bricks'
Here is a snippet from my latest piece, which was published by the Guardian today: