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???

Lori Evans
Lori Evans

I Should have taken away a better lesson from the book "Rich Dad, Poor Dad",
Would have saved time & money

Stephanie C. Fox
Stephanie C. Fox
  • Lori Evans

You might like my e-book, The Book of Thieves. They get their just desserts. It's told like a fairy tale. I got so angry over the economic meltdown that I wrote that. Also, there is Matt Taibbi's Griftopia (he writes for Rolling Stone) and Greg Smith's Why I Left Goldman Sachs. I read Smith's book to see what goes on inside one of the dens of the Thieves.

Christina Pantaleon
Christina Pantaleon

I am a single mom trying to get a degree that will allow me to make a comfortable living for my daughter and myself. Right now I have an AA degree and am still 1 year and 12 was away from my BS degree. At this point I owe between 40,000-60,000. To get a decent job in the field of psychology I need at least a Masters degree; however, after hearing all of these stories of the ridiculous amounts of interest, and other crazy charges that are being added to people's loans, I AM DEATHLY afraid of...

I am a single mom trying to get a degree that will allow me to make a comfortable living for my daughter and myself. Right now I have an AA degree and am still 1 year and 12 was away from my BS degree. At this point I owe between 40,000-60,000. To get a decent job in the field of psychology I need at least a Masters degree; however, after hearing all of these stories of the ridiculous amounts of interest, and other crazy charges that are being added to people's loans, I AM DEATHLY afraid of accumulating any more student loan debt. Something needs to be done and done fast because this is far from the American "dream" That I signed up for. this is more like the American "disaster/nightmare".

Deb Sacino Capadona
Deb Sacino Capadona
  • Christina Pantaleon

you are so right, and when you are done--your wage will not pay for you to live AND pay your loans back... you will have to choose between the two... don't forget if you ever default or have a negative payment history you can FORGET about ever buying a house.

Heidi Metris
Heidi Metris

We live on a very low income and my daughter had to take out loans just to cover her college! They told us she wouldn't have to pay anything but they didn't tell us we were going to have to take out loans. That is still paying for it! And have interest on top of it!

Draven Pierce
Draven Pierce

I received a degree post military duty as a single father it was tough amd expensive I had va help but jot all of it I make a comfortable learn ving in tue energy sector hut my degree did not help me get tue job

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.

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