$30,000. That’s how much the government has paid towards my student loan so far. I just found out today.
Fun Fact: After 10 years of applying for Repayment Assistance on a student loan (which means the government pays the interest while you don't make payments because your income is low), you enter what's called Stage 2 and that means that the government then pays your entire monthly payment until your loan is completely paid off or until you make enough money to no longer qualify for Repayment Assistance.
Paige laughed and said that the universe must have kept me financially poor all these years just to help me out with my student loan. Regardless, it's such a wonderful gift.
It’s sad that we even have to pay for secondary education in Canada (or anywhere for that matter) because an educated citizenship can only benefit a country, but my 6 years of schooling were well worth the debt and I’m happy to find out it’s getting paid off while I slowly build my empire.
So that’s today’s win. Over half my student debt is GONE ($22,000 left), and all I had to do was hustle like a mofo for all these years and not get rich despite my best efforts.