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Read This Post BEFORE You Take on a $200,000 Student Loan

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

In light of my recent posts, I thought I would take an opportunity to take a look at a student loan. The situation I looked at recently was a woman who owed $200,000 in student loans. What’s mind-boggling about that amount is that EVEN with no interest financing, her monthly payment would be… Now, here’s […]

Question of the Day: Should Student Loans Be Discharged in Bankruptcy?

Monday, November 29th, 2010

My last coupld of posts drew quite a few comments. A couple of commenters made mention that student loans can’t be discharged in a bankruptcy. I was curious about this so I did a little research. I found this mention of student loans and bankruptcy on the Sallie Mae website: If you’re having serious trouble […]

Follow-up to Yesterday’s Post – Government Involvement in Education

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Reader and commenter, Veritroth, left the following comment on yesterday’s post, This Would Be Funny if it Wasn’t so Pathetic: Being on the topic of student loans, I’m curious what your position is on student loans and government involvement in education. I’d imagine you’d prefer less involvement than we currently have, but I was hoping […]

This Would Be Funny if it Wasn’t So Pathetic

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

One of my facebook friends posted a link to a person’s website asking for donations to help them pay off their nearly $200,000 in student loans. I visited the website and found their story on their About page: I chose to attend a top 70 school — and why not? It had everything: prestige, great […]

Quote of the Day (from Jean Baptiste Say)

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

The title was not meant to rhyme. Check out this interesting quote I came across today by Jean Babtiste Say in 1832: “…the encouragement of mere consumption is no benefit to commerce; for the difficulty lies in supplying the means, not in stimulating the desire of consumption; and we have seen that production alone furnishes […]

Thanksgiving Week

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

It’s Thanksgiving week. The kids are out of school this week. My wife will be off work at least Thursday and Friday. We are staying local this year, which is nice. Last year we drove to Kansas. We hosted Thanksgiving at our house three years ago. It was my dad’s last Thanksgiving before he passed […]

OT: One of the Coolest Song Intros Ever

Friday, November 19th, 2010

It’s Friday and time for a little fun. Check out this intro to Pink Floyd’s “Run Like Hell” from their Pulse Tour (the sound gets a little distorted when the drums and bass come in but overall it’s a pretty good quality video):

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