Dashiell and Marya Talbot thought that their most pressing financial problem was the five-figure student loan debt that seemed to make home buying an impossibility. Then they learned that Marya was pregnant.
The Los Angeles couple, both in their 30s, suddenly had a lot more doubt about their plans. Should they dip into savings to get rid of their debt? And were there things the Talbots — he's a lawyer, she's a costumer — hadn't considered yet?
"It seems like the student loan debt is going to be with you for life," said Dashiell Talbot, who prefers the name Dash. "We don't think of ourselves as financially savvy. We're not sure what to do."