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October 5th, 2011, 18:38
I think this sums up how I feel about a lot of these people at the protest:

(doing as a link because it is really big and requires you to zoom in to read it)

My total education cost about a total of $120k. My parents paid for around $30k of that (which yes I'm very fortunate for and grateful to them). So I was out of pocket about $90k. About $70k of the total was grad school. Of my $90k, I financed $80k of it with loans. I only spent the $70k on grad school because I felt I could make it pay off in the long run. I don't like that Sallie Mae essentially has a lien on my for another 20 years. I grumble every time I see the debit for the monthly payment.

But I'm not crying about spending the $90k or making my payments on the debt. That was the price to get the job I wanted, and I did the math and determined that going to grad school would pay off. If it doesn't pay off DON'T DO IT! It really grinds me whenever people think they are entitled to something that the rest of us have to work for.


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