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Old 11-12-2012, 09:53 PM   #21
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Definitely the main reason I am chose engineering as my major
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Just borrow that money from your parents.
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:24 PM   #23
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:29 PM   #24
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So Jenni had no business attending college? You are so full of shiit.
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:34 PM   #25
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Getting in too much debt for a degree that can't you get a job to pay accordingly for it is extremely stupid.

People do it every day, in fact it's somehow encouraged in most cases.
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Most office/admin jobs shouldn't require a degree, but it seems like most of them do.
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Yeah people pay too much for school, but OP is also in school. Who is he to say she isn't deserving of her degree?! Who decides? He does? Typical neo "conservative".

It seems like she has a fairly decent job, even if she doesn't have a ton of extra money. Her mom won't let the debt go. So
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well, she sure screwed over her mom, so not to smart there...
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So Jenni had no business attending college? You are so full of shiit.
She had no business putting her parents in debt that they will be repaying the rest of their lives. 4 years of happiness and fun should not equal a life of misery. People need to accept responsibility and understand that their decisions affect those around them. My parents told me from the beginning if I wanted to attend school, I would do so on my own dime. School is a privilege not an entitlement. I didn't take it for granted like a lot of young people do. Scholarships, hard earned money, and a small amount of loans got me through school.

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It seems like she has a fairly decent job, even if she doesn't have a ton of extra money. Her mom won't let the debt go. So
You obviously don't know anything about me so quit preaching like you do. I've been graduated for 6 months now and working full time as an engineer making a decent income paying back what I had to borrow responsibly and ahead of time. There comes a subconscious threshold when one should decide logically the cost of their degree compared to its real world worth. Grow up and unlatch from your parents teat already.
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I just caught that. He was so excited to type out his post that he mistyped some words by mistake. No biggie, BeMyWhip does it all the time.
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College tuition is an investment, people should start treating it like one. If you are going to take thousands in loan, you better make sure you pursue a degree that will pay you back with profit or find a way to work full time in school to pay your bills and keep your debt down. Fun majors that are not marketable are for people who can pay their tuition out of pocket without worrying about return on investment.

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Most office/admin jobs shouldn't require a degree, but it seems like most of them do.
That's a ruse - so they can weed out most of the riff raff without an interview.
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That's a ruse - so they can weed out most of the riff raff without an interview.
Sure. Except then what happens is people buy into the myth that you have to have a degree of some kind to get a job, and they go get a degree at some diploma mill and wind up thousands of dollars in debt to get a job that shouldn't require it. It's a two-sided scam.
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Sure. Except then what happens is people buy into the myth that you have to have a degree of some kind to get a job, and they go get a degree at some diploma mill and wind up thousands of dollars in debt to get a job that shouldn't require it. It's a two-sided scam.
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The president has said it, university's say it, people in STEM fields aren't hurting at all. The problem is our genearation was just told "go to college" so you have all theses retards wandering around with biz and communication/advertising degrees.

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I've come to realize that I won't be putting away money into a "college fund" for my kids. I'll pay basic tuition after student loans for them, but they'll need to come up with the rest. Scholarships, job, loans, whatever. If they decide they want to go to college.

But not a free ride on dad's dime.
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Incurring debt to buy a house assuming it will always increase in value.

Incurring debt at a variable interest rate assuming the rate will never rise.

Incurring debt to go to college assuming there will be a job waiting.

People need to be more conservative with their risk assessment when they incur debt. Debt is not always bad. The right kind of debt can be good. But the borrower always needs to be honest with themselves about best, mid, and worst case scenarios. That is, and always has been, wise.
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I've come to realize that I won't be putting away money into a "college fund" for my kids. I'll pay basic tuition after student loans for them, but they'll need to come up with the rest. Scholarships, job, loans, whatever. If they decide they want to go to college.

But not a free ride on dad's dime.
I agree since that's how my parents did it for me plus it actually makes me realize that I have to work my ass off to get done on time so I'm playing around and have to stay an extra year.
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