In 2009, amid the global financial crisis, 21-year-old Shannon Young graduated from college with a degree in English and more than $80,000 in student debt. Less than five years later, she was completely debt-free. This is her story – a cautionary tale with a surprisingly hopeful outcome. Filled with practical advice and personal experience, Pay Off is an invaluable resource for anyone coming into or out of student debt.
Shannon Young is the author of The Olympics Beat and The Art of Escalator Jumping. Her memoir, Year of Fire Dragons: An American Woman’s Story of Coming of Age in Hong Kong, is forthcoming from Blacksmith Books in fall 2014. She lives in Hong Kong.
Cover design by Hannah Perrine Mode.