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    $100,000 in student loans.

    placing-the-blame-as-students-are-buried-in-debt: Personal Finance News from Yahoo! Finance

    Cortney could move someplace cheaper than her current home city of San Francisco, but she worries about her job prospects, even with her N.Y.U. diploma.

    She recently received a raise and now makes $22 an hour working for a photographer. It's the highest salary she's earned since graduating with an interdisciplinary degree in religious and women's studies. After taxes, she takes home about $2,300 a month. Rent runs $750, and the full monthly payments on her student loans would be about $700 if they weren't being deferred, which would not leave a lot left over.

    Her job prospects are not looking too good right now, if you ask me. Who spends that much money on that degree.


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    Re: $100,000 in student loans.

    Thats why you go to ellsworth niacc or Kirkwood

    then iowa isu or uni




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    Re: $100,000 in student loans.

    Quote Originally Posted by kingcy View Post
    placing-the-blame-as-students-are-buried-in-debt: Personal Finance News from Yahoo! Finance




    Her job prospects are not looking too good right now, if you ask me. Who spends that much money on that degree.
    My parents would have shot me if I had majored in that......



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    Re: $100,000 in student loans.

    "Ms. Munna understands this tough love, buck up, buckle-down advice. But she also badly wants to call a do-over on the last decade. "I don't want to spend the rest of my life slaving away to pay for an education I got for four years and would happily give back," she said. "It feels wrong to me.""

    No do-overs in the real world, sweetie. It's called personal responsibility for your own decisions.



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    Re: $100,000 in student loans.

    Anyone stupid enough to go $100k in the hole for a degree that will pay little is not very bright.

    I do not feel one bit sorry for this chick.



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    Re: $100,000 in student loans.

    Cant' hit reset....

    Can't say I feel too sorry for people like this. They do it to themselves.



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    Re: $100,000 in student loans.

    I can understand complaining about rising student loan debt (it IS a problem) especially in this economy where many are finding that that investment in an education isnt resulting in the payoff that it was supposed to bring (a well paying job to compensate for the expenditure). But really, regardless of the economy, what do you expect to get with a degree in religious and womens studies? At least with certain other degrees you can point towards a wide range of opportunities those have historically opened up for graduates. This? Not so much.



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    Re: $100,000 in student loans.

    Quote Originally Posted by acgclone View Post
    Anyone stupid enough to go $100k in the hole for a degree that will pay little is not very bright.

    I do not feel one bit sorry for this chick.
    Unfortunately a good number of people do this, and I don't know that they really have a full intention of paying it back.



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    Re: $100,000 in student loans.

    Al Larson are you from Hampton?




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    Re: $100,000 in student loans.

    It said she did work study during college, what is that like 6 hours a week in most cases? She could have worked 30 hours a week at a gas station during the year and factories in the summer like some of us....



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    Re: $100,000 in student loans.

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneJoe View Post
    Al Larson are you from Hampton?
    Nope



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    Re: $100,000 in student loans.

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneJoe View Post
    Al Larson are you from Hampton?
    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    Nope
    Al Larson, huh? I always figured "alarson" just meant your name was Al and you liked to set things on fire.

    Back on topic: Going into a major like that, I can't feel sorry for her. I mean honestly, when you are spending that much money on your degree, what kind of job do you expect to get to pay it off after you graduate??


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    Re: $100,000 in student loans.

    good friend of mine went to Notre Dame and now is a teacher at a middle school. Waste of money.


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    Re: $100,000 in student loans.

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedave25 View Post
    Al Larson, huh? I always figured "alarson" just meant your name was Al and you liked to set things on fire.
    Well, i wouldnt say that's incredibly far from the truth.



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    Re: $100,000 in student loans.

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    Well, i wouldnt say that's incredibly far from the truth.
    Well, I guess every man has a little bit of pyro in their blood.


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