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Ugh... Squeaky McGee [17 wks] Due May 7; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65934 posts
status 20th Mar '13

I just wrote out $400 in checks for my student loans this month. At this rate, it's going to take me 25 years to pay these suckers off.



Sometimes I wish I'd never gone to school in the first place. :(

Allissa Specht 35 kids; Essexville, Michigan 5437 posts
20th Mar '13

I'm dreading having to pay mine back! They make it so easy to get them, but a lot of people don't realize that they come back to bite you super hard in the end.

Squeaky McGee [17 wks] Due May 7; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65934 posts
status 20th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Allissa Specht:</b>" I'm dreading having to pay mine back! They make it so easy to get them, but a lot of people don't realize that they come back to bite you super hard in the end."</blockquote>



Yes... yes, they do. I've been paying on them for a year now and the amount I owe hasn't decreased at all. It doesn't even feel worth it.

Allissa Specht 35 kids; Essexville, Michigan 5437 posts
20th Mar '13
Quoting Squeaky McGee [21 wks]:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Allissa Specht:</b>" I'm dreading having to pay mine back! They ... [snip!] ... they do. I've been paying on them for a year now and the amount I owe hasn't decreased at all. It doesn't even feel worth it."


I had a cousin who paid on them for years and never got anywhere until she bought a house and was able to pay off her students loans as part of her home loan, and ended up paying less in interest that way.

Squeaky McGee [17 wks] Due May 7; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65934 posts
status 20th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Allissa Specht:</b>" I had a cousin who paid on them for years and never got anywhere until she bought a house and was able ... [snip!] ... a house and was able to pay off her students loans as part of her home loan, and ended up paying less in interest that way."</blockquote>



We're in the process of buying a house, but we can't get enough to cover my loans. My hubby is in school, too. Furthering your education is supposed to help you get ahead in life, but I don't feel like that's ever going to happen.

user banned 1 child; Portland, Maine 20613 posts
20th Mar '13

I feel the same way. I'm still in school trying to get my BS (Bullshit) in Economics degree because that this point I'm going to be drowning in student debt whether I stick it out till graduation or not so I may as well get a nice piece of paper to hang up on my wall to show for it.

Squeaky McGee [17 wks] Due May 7; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65934 posts
status 20th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Thisperyears:</b>" I feel the same way. I'm still in school trying to get my BS (Bullshit) in Economics degree because that ... [snip!] ... whether I stick it out till graduation or not so I may as well get a nice piece of paper to hang up on my wall to show for it."</blockquote>




Ugh, and I have to get my BS in Nursing if I want job security in future. More loans to take out. Joy.

~a girl and a boy~ 2 kids; ,, IA, United States 56515 posts
20th Mar '13

I know the feeling. The only way I started to get ahead was by paying a little more each time that what is owed. But even then I couldn't pay a little more every month, just sometimes.

*e.j. {slytherin} 16 kids; France 2258 posts
20th Mar '13

I know exactly how you feel :(
I get a "loan forgiveness" for everything above $26 000 for finishing my degree on time, but seeing as I'm going on to do more school ... Not like I'll be making a dent any time soon ...
Higher education is HARSH.

Squeaky McGee [17 wks] Due May 7; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65934 posts
status 20th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting *e.j. {slytherin}:</b>" I know exactly how you feel :( I get a "loan forgiveness" for everything above $26 000 for finishing ... [snip!] ... but seeing as I'm going on to do more school ... Not like I'll be making a dent any time soon ... Higher education is HARSH."</blockquote>




Indeed.



Sometimes I wish I would've stayed a CNA. I made a little less, but I was happier!

*e.j. {slytherin} 16 kids; France 2258 posts
20th Mar '13
Quoting Squeaky McGee [21 wks]:" <blockquote><b>Quoting *e.j. {slytherin}:</b>" I know exactly how you feel :( I get ... [snip!] ... is HARSH."</blockquote> Indeed. Sometimes I wish I would've stayed a CNA. I made a little less, but I was happier!"


No kidding.
I wish I hadn't dicked around and lost my scholarship :( I could be graduating with a manageable $10k of debt. Instead, 2.6x that.

.Jezebel. 1 child; Sumter, South Carolina 9527 posts
20th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Squeaky McGee [21 wks]:</b>" I just wrote out $400 in checks for my student loans this month. At this rate, it's going to take me ... [snip!] ... it's going to take me 25 years to pay these suckers off. Sometimes I wish I'd never gone to school in the first place. :("</blockquote>




I'm having to do the same thing. :/



I got a degree to be a SAHM. Lol, I wish I hadn't done it either.

Miss. Tiff Due November 20; 33 kids; Odessa, Missouri 2874 posts
20th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Squeaky McGee [21 wks]:</b>" I just wrote out $400 in checks for my student loans this month. At this rate, it's going to take me ... [snip!] ... it's going to take me 25 years to pay these suckers off. Sometimes I wish I'd never gone to school in the first place. :("</blockquote>




I can relate. I haven't paid any Of mine back but I've been putting holds on it so it's building interested

Squeaky McGee [17 wks] Due May 7; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65934 posts
status 20th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Miss. Tiff:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Squeaky McGee [21 wks]:</b>" I just wrote out $400 in checks ... [snip!] ... I can relate. I haven't paid any Of mine back but I've been putting holds on it so it's building interested"</blockquote>




I wish I could get mine deferred, at least until after I have this baby. That way I wouldn't have to work full-time.



Aw, you're pregnant! :)

Miss. Tiff Due November 20; 33 kids; Odessa, Missouri 2874 posts
20th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Squeaky McGee [21 wks]:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Miss. Tiff:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Squeaky ... [snip!] ... get mine deferred, at least until after I have this baby. That way I wouldn't have to work full-time. Aw, you're pregnant! :)"</blockquote>




Yes I am. & I'm now trying to keep it!