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Nicola Noetic
Nicola Noetic

Oh why oh why did I somemhow notmfind it hard to guess the right answer. After little thought, I decided it had to be tje highest number. I put in my vote with more confidence of being right than with just about any other multiple choice guess. Sometimes I so hate being right. Especially on this one...

Nicola Noetic
Nicola Noetic
  • Nicola Noetic

Oops, I accidentally gave away the right answer. But somehow, I have the feeling most would have guessed the right answer. Still, this page is worth opening because of the shocking number and what percentage of a whole country it would fill. Scary...

José Zinerman Nogueira
José Zinerman Nogueira
  • Nicola Noetic

Hi amereican Friend , Happy Birthday, Happy Day, Happy Life , Happy Everything , You are the best ,,, Forget the rest !!!!! I´m sending some letters to you in the next week !!!!! Let´s in touch for friends ....

Nicola Noetic
Nicola Noetic
  • Nicola Noetic

I will look for those letters. I am in the midst of getting ready for 3 upcoming shows (whew!). Feel like I'm running around like a chicken with my head cut off

Nicola Noetic
Nicola Noetic
  • Nicola Noetic

Want to stay in touch as well. Thanks for the b-day well wishes.

Pat Sias
Pat Sias

I will be paying even from the gave.

Anonymous
Anonymous
  • Pat Sias

same here Pat, mine was suppose to be a GI from the government,which backed out midway thru it, now they want it all at once

Connie Peters
Connie Peters
  • Pat Sias

Our son paid close to $80,000. in college debt, including his girlfrend's. We always encouraged him to pay more so it would go to principal. And he didn't even have a degree. But you won't have to pay it from the grave. Remarkably, his remaining student debt was excused when he was killed in a car accident two years ago, at 27. It is disgusting what our government is allowing the banks to do in destroying the future of our children by harnessing them with debt they'll never be able to repay!

Christine Spencer Ivy
Christine Spencer Ivy
  • Pat Sias

Connie Peters I agree. The government will bail those big banks out and allow them to make loans to students (personal student loans) to students who may be barrowing more than they will be able to afford to pay back just like the banks did in the housing market, but yet they allow it to happen and their is no recourse for the banks making these loans. If anything I think that these loans that are private and the banks went shopping on the shirt tales of desperate students for customers,...

Connie Peters I agree. The government will bail those big banks out and allow them to make loans to students (personal student loans) to students who may be barrowing more than they will be able to afford to pay back just like the banks did in the housing market, but yet they allow it to happen and their is no recourse for the banks making these loans. If anything I think that these loans that are private and the banks went shopping on the shirt tales of desperate students for customers, these loans should be allowed to be discharged by bankruptcy. It isn't the government suffering anyway. It is the students and the people who are the co-signers or those left behind with the debt.

Jay Stratemeyer
Jay Stratemeyer

A lot of good it will do if we cant afford to even help our children go to school because our student loans are so high. Better work from the bottom up. 33yo with 28k in debt and my wife is 27 with 130k of debt. I have AAS and she has an Masters and we both can hardly find good work to survive on let alone pay back huge bills.

Christine Bandaly
Christine Bandaly
  • Jay Stratemeyer

I am in the same boat, $136 of debt, a masters and I am at $40K, you do the math, it isn't working.

Deb Sacino Capadona
Deb Sacino Capadona
  • Jay Stratemeyer

right... then -- here is the best part... when you finally get experience and can get the better paying job... well you are still no better off because then you just have to pay higher taxes.

Jay Stratemeyer
Jay Stratemeyer
  • Jay Stratemeyer

yep, something has to change. I saw something on the internet regarding Iceland refusing to pay student loan debt and the banks had no choice but to forgive loans. It was the biggest debt forgiveness ever. If people would start petitions and organize events to stop this, maybe something will happen by the time our kids are getting ready for college.

Judy Boudreau
Judy Boudreau

A lot is being talked about for lowering costs and interest rates for future students. What about those who are currently in school and have huge debts piled up now?

Jen Dockter
Jen Dockter
  • Judy Boudreau

Or those who've graduated and can't find work?

Craig Bovia
Craig Bovia
  • Judy Boudreau

STUDENT LOANS MUST BECOME RETROACTIVELY INTEREST FREE WITH ALL PREVIOUS INTEREST PAID APPLIED TO THE LOAN PRINCIPAL. ALL IN FAVOR SAY "AYE"...WWJD TO THE MONEY LENDERS? BUY THEM A ONE-WAY TICKET TO HADES???

Anakka Hartwell
Anakka Hartwell

Me as well owe a buncle, losts most retirement in the Enron fiasco and then more when the savings and loan went under...so they took the money, and now want me to find more money to pay them back, but at my age there are no jobs. My daughter has loans, and at her age, she cant find a job either.

Stephanie C. Fox
Stephanie C. Fox

I wrote about this problem at length in my dystopian novel (Nae-Nee), because it is so upsetting to think that qualified, motivated kids may not be able to go to college, or even get accepted simply due to high prices and overpopulation. The book is available on Nook and Kindle, and has a Facebook page. Feel free to write on it and rant - I would love to help you get your opinions out there.

Deb Sacino Capadona
Deb Sacino Capadona

I owe over 100k... I FINALLY make a good salary... however, NOW I get taxed at over 30%-- so I still can't afford to live and pay my student loan back.

Judy Boudreau
Judy Boudreau

Parent PLUS loans are huge for me... I am 65 and want to retire. I would like to see savings plans protected against the 30% IRS tax rate if the payment goes toward parent PLUS loans.

Zoey Thompson
Zoey Thompson

I owe $167,000 right now and am not done with my education yet and cannot find a job. Close to $100,000 of it is from a worthless degree I got in 1994 that was $23,000 when I graduated and with interest is now close to $100,000. The program I graduated from was done away with 3 months after I graduated and I was never able to use the degree it was worthless. They promised lifetime job placement and when I went to use that they tried to send me to work at McDonalds. I had just graduated with...

I owe $167,000 right now and am not done with my education yet and cannot find a job. Close to $100,000 of it is from a worthless degree I got in 1994 that was $23,000 when I graduated and with interest is now close to $100,000. The program I graduated from was done away with 3 months after I graduated and I was never able to use the degree it was worthless. They promised lifetime job placement and when I went to use that they tried to send me to work at McDonalds. I had just graduated with a degree in Music and Video Business from the Colorado Institute of Art. MCDONALDS! They failed me and I do not think it is fair that after they realized the program was worthless I should have to pay for it. I am now working on my Masters for a completely different career. Hopefully that works out but I do not see that I will ever be able to pay back all this money.

Shirley Murphy
Shirley Murphy

My daughter has a degree and she owes almost $40,000. She has a good job but with her other bills it is a real struggle to make the high loan payments. She has called numerous times because she was behind on her payments to see if they would work with her to lower her payments for a year so she could get some things paid off, such as her car. The company will not even discuss it with her, as a matter of fact they are the most rude people you will ever talk to. Our government hands out...

My daughter has a degree and she owes almost $40,000. She has a good job but with her other bills it is a real struggle to make the high loan payments. She has called numerous times because she was behind on her payments to see if they would work with her to lower her payments for a year so she could get some things paid off, such as her car. The company will not even discuss it with her, as a matter of fact they are the most rude people you will ever talk to. Our government hands out millions of dollars to people that won't work, illegal aliens and foreign countries but does nothing to help it's own.

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