Ohio couple, parents of two, get massive student loan debt behind them

It’s ultimately a story of triumph and positivity no matter how you slice it.

The husband and dad of two — a high school history teacher in Van Wert, Ohio — told Fox News Digital in a phone interview about the path he took to get to a much better place financially and personally. It was a path littered with hardship.

仍然, he said he would not have wanted the government to bail him out of the financial straits that he got himself into, 他说.

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今天, he and his wife feel good about where they are, 他说, and the steps they’ve taken toget our finances in order.

Poletta said he graduated from college in 2014. After he bought a car, the couple was carrying “总共 $ 142,000 in debt — $ 126,000 of which was student loan debt,” 他说.

The Polettas of Van Wert, 俄亥俄, during their wedding. The couple wanted to get debt behind them and be in a better place financially "instead of owing money to other people."

The Polettas of Van Wert, 俄亥俄, during their wedding. The couple wanted to get debt behind them and be in a better place financiallyinstead of owing money to other people.(Poletta Family)

Most of the debt was his, he said — he went to a private school and took out a variety of different loans over time to cover his costs, 他说.

But I’m not here to play the victim,” 他说. “Basically the reason we decided we were going to pay off our debt was that we deemed it the best way to get our finances in order instead of owing money to other people,” 他说.

We wanted to have our own money set aside if we needed it.

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