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So I've got a surplus over my living expenses this year, even with a decent food budget. A rather healthy surplus, thanks to a really cushy high-paying TA position.
Based on your experiences, is it better to generally enjoy myself or pay down the student debt? My debt levels are pretty goddamn low for where I am, but they're still there. If I was OK with not going out much, not going on vacation this year, and not doing anything really exciting, I could reduce that debt by 1/3rd. After next year, I could eliminate it entirely.
Do you regret not living it up in grad school, or do you find yourself wishing you'd paid off more of your debt while you were still a student? After you graduated, did you really resent not getting the nicer car/apartment, or were the memories worth it?