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Getting Back on Track Financially After the “American Dream Gone Wrong”

When Sarah Thomas, a single mother, wanted to provide her young son with a better life, she decided to pursue a Master’s in nursing. She had high hopes for their future, but she found herself instead in the American Dream gone wrong. “I pursued an education and ended up with a ton of financial debt,” says Sarah.

That’s when Sarah turned to the community to help her manage the financial burden. With a personal loan through Prosper, Sarah was able to consolidate her high-interest debt and take control of her finances. According to Sarah, taking out a loan through Prosper was “the easiest most streamlined process I have ever had.” Now, instead of focusing on paying off debt, Sarah is enjoying a successful career as a nurse practitioner, having graduated with Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in nursing.

Sarah also found personal happiness through her new career. She met her husband at the hospital where she works and he adopted her now 11-year-old son. Now, Sarah and her husband are thinking about the next big steps in their lives. They want to buy a new home, expand their family and enjoy life. While they are still dealing with a financial burden, according to Sarah, a loan through Prosper gives them an “attainable way to pay off debt” so they can focus on pursing new dreams and goals.

Note: This post is based on a video submitted to our $2 Billion Strong Contest.

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