I read this woman's story months ago. I find it strange how they won't give the woman's full name (or maybe it's a pseudonym)?
This woman did have some advantages that aren't available to everyone. Her college was paid for by her parents and also some scholarships. Lots of people, though, graduate with at least some debt.
She also was married which helps. Let's face it, an extra income is very helpful. Which is a topic that financial gurus like Suze Ormon and Dave Ramsey tend to shy away from: the fact that it is often far easier for financially responsible couples to save money, than singles. If you haven't been lucky enough to marry a partner when you're right out of college, it's going to be a struggle financially, unless you have a very good-paying job and don't go through long periods of unemployment.