I'm curious about how much you owe, but that's not something you have to answer, and I'm not asking. I just graduated in December, and I've looked at how to pay back my loans, and what I could do if I was REALLY serious about paying it off in a short amount of time. I owe double what other new grads owe because it took me a while to get into nursing school
, and unfortunately, I had one bad memory (it's on another thread) I wish I could undo. That said, if my better half and I treated my loans like car payments, essentially we'd be making 2 payments on 2 new cars. I could've paid my loans off in 3 years if I had stayed at home, but I like that I've moved out and moving forward.
I can say right now that with my current full-time job and if I decided to work agency part-time for a year, I would completely kill my private student loan (with all my agency money going to paying down my loan), and if I did it for another year, all of my federal loans would be gone. Even without the second job, I can still live rather comfortably. It would just take a bit longer to pay off my loans.