How travel journalist paid off $30,000 in student debt

Dominique Jackson said she paid off her student loan debt in December by following advice from financial gurus Dave Ramsey and Tiffany the Budgetnista.
2:11 | 02/22/21

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Transcript for How travel journalist paid off $30,000 in student debt
Thank you so much for that. Now to our money smart series, this morning, how a young journalist tackled $30,000 in student loans in just three years including during the pandemic. Rebecca Jarvis joins us with her strategies. Good morning, rebecome can. Reporter: Michael, good morning to you. That's right, paying down a debt can be a Mon yurmtal task no matter who you are, you're about to meet a woman who managed to pay it all down in the midst of the pandemic and during a job loss. In less than three years she was able to pay off of her student loan debt. $30,000. I was living in a new city. When I got laid off it hit me like, we got to get these finances together. Reporter: With one third of adults aged 30 or younger having she was determined to take control I had my paycheck on autopilot to my savings account. Reporter: She pulled in the reins on the a spending. Decreasing all of my expenses. Reporter: She took on side jobs, putting as much money as she could towards paying off that debt. I picked up website design, social media management, freelance articles. Reporter: She discovered debt it. She was debt free. It's a huge sigh of relief and it's like, I was on that journey for roughly two years. We celebrate Dominique, she hope her lesson can be a lesson to others. Her example is a tremendous one and one to follow and watch. It absolutely is. Rebecca, robin and I were saying how amazing she is to do that at 27 years old. For more strategies for everyone out there to help you pay off debt, visit goodmorningamerica.com.

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