Many of us know how it feels to be taunted by the thought of paying off our student debt, right? It can be scary.
But, this guy took paying his student debt off to a whole new level.
A man spent a measley $150 a year so that he could eat his every meal at Six Flags Mountain theme park, and he’s been doing it since 2014.
I just can’t stop thinking about how boring that must’ve been. But, he was sure as heck dedicated, so kudos to him.
And because of this, the man, named Dylan, has saved thousands of dollars.
Yes, you read that exactly right. Thousands! And guess what he’s been able to do as a result of his mega-savings?
Not only has Dylan’s not-so-nutritious diet allowed him to rid of his crippling student debt, but the electric engineer has also bought a house in Los Angeles, and got married! Yay for him, right?
But, it wasn’t just Dylan who was struggling with his debt…
In 2014 alone, the average amount of debt varied from $18,900 to $33,800, as per US News. I don’t know about you, but that sounds like a lot of added stress. And people are certainly still struggling to pay that off, but not Dylan.
So, how did his wacky eating habits come about?
Working as an intern in Velencia, he discovered something that would save him both time, and money.
Speaking to MEL, Dylan explained that 1 of his “co-workers said she spent $1,500 a month on eating out. I was like, ‘Yeah, I’m not going down that road!’” And, his meals have cost him as little as fifty cents each for 7 years thanks to Six Flags Magic Mountains Jaw-droppingly cheap deal, as per New York Post.
And, no matter how good it may look, it’s got to have a toll on your body, when all you’re feeding yourself is theme park junk, right? Even Dylan thought so too, saying: “The first year, the menu was kind of lame — all you could get was a burger and fries, or a pizza and breadsticks, or this pathetic sandwich and a refillable soda cup.
“It wasn’t healthy at all, which was rough.”
So, he decided he had to do what was best for his heart, and cut back…
But, as some may think cutting back means a weekly treat, Dylan’s version of “cutting back” meant visiting the park for 3 or 4 lunches a week, eating dinners with his wife instead. And thankfully for Dylan’s health, the theme park added healthy bits and bobs to the menu too!
So, although he’s now got a wife, and a beautiful home, thanks to Six Flags…
Dylan isn’t ready to say his goodbyes to the cheap meals just yet.
“We just bought a house here, so I’m not really going anywhere. As long as they keep changing the menu, I’m happy.”
I’m curious, could you do it? Because I sure as heck couldn’t.