In 2013, Ebony Horton realized that she needed to overhaul her lifestyle.
Working an entry-level job in Washington, DC, Horton earned a mere $38,000 a year — barely enough to cover her living expenses, let alone make a dent in the more than $100,000 she owed in student loans.
“I was struggling to survive,” Horton, now 31, told Business Insider. “[My boyfriend and I] had two cars, but I couldn’t even afford to get a parking pass for the second car, so it was constantly getting towed. It was just one thing after another.”
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