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what i owe today and the game plan

school debtGComment

The last time that I checked, I owed around $18,000. When I transitioned from a full-time to part-time student, and started working full-time, I had $25,000 of school loans taken out. So, I’ve paid off $8,000 of student loans over the last four years. I wish it were more, but I’m in no hurry to pay them off. I know that I could save a good chunk if I just payed them all off now, and thinking about it, it would feel pretty good.

i could pay off my student loans, but...

school debtGComment

Graduating college with debt – a popular and widely discussed topic, today.  Unfortunately, graduating college with debt is very common and affects most of us.  When I graduated from college (CSU Fullerton), after spending three years at community college, I managed to keep the amount I owed down to $25,000 USD.  I worked part-time, usually holding multiple jobs at once, for the first 4.5 years and then switched to a part-time student and full-time worker during the last year.  I also managed to save the hardest class in my focus to last – infamous Math 350 (Advanced Calculus).  This class was 100% proof-based.  Rather than use …