How This Couple Erased Five-Figure Debt ... with Tupperware

This is a story of $9 salads and a $12,000 c-section ...

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Today, we meet Megan, 33, who lives in Salt Lake City with her husband and two young children. She’s a full-time hospice nurse working nights, and her husband is a graduate student studying clinical psychology (he’s not allowed to work).

Their debt story includes the usual cast of characters—student loans, credit cards, a house—but the plot really thickened when their first son was born …

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