Debt is not a fun place to be. I know, I had been dealing with student loans for more years than I want to remember. From very early on I was aware of what those types of loans could do to people should they get out of hand and I decided for me I needed to go in the direction of playing it safe. Also, at the point I was in college I had no idea what I really wanted to do, so why put all this money into a college? I didn't get it.
So, less than 5 years out of college I no longer have any student loan debt to speak off. Check out this awesome article from Bustle, where me and a few others talk about our strategies for paying off our student loans.