posted on Apr, 14 2015 @ 11:21 PM
That's the main reason why I chose not to go to college. I saw how expensive it was, and I graduated right ahead of the "crash" of 2008, but there
were already dwindling jobs at that point... I knew it would be a terrible mistake and I wouldn't be able to afford it. Figured I was doing well
enough learning all I needed to know on my own anyway, and am continuing that habit.
I am in debt, but my debts are much smaller than student loans at around $15,000 currently. I have a new car and have built (well... rebuilt) a house
(er... trailer) but, I'm living comfortably and have a little money left over each month, and am paying down my loans pretty quickly.
My girlfriend, on the other hand... well, she's not so lucky. She couldn't get a job in what she went to school for and had to settle for a retail
job where she barely makes enough to cover her loans each month and gas to get to and from work, with a little left for food. She's ~$100,000 in debt
and barely paying the interest. I'm providing the house, utilities, and maintenance on her car, she would definitely not be able to afford all of
those and live on her own.
The way I see it, anyone in student debt who didn't get lucky and land the perfect, high-paying job that they were educated for, are quite frankly,