Friday, October 20, 2006

So many of your who scored a mere 60% and I rank as a 100% nameless guest figure? Is that ever good for my ego...

Ego, what ego?

My student loan payments kick in as of November 1. In other words, I will be reminded at least once a month for ten years that I failed out of grad school. This will trouble my advisor (who I hope is happy) and #2 (who maybe can have nice days) not a whit and will not even occur to #3 and #4 so may they die in - well, may they at least be miserable, though it won't happen as they are well insulated.

Target is hiring seasonable employees. #2 and advisor would be horrified that the idea of making $7/hour is appealing, but neither would they offer to help with the bills. I am qualified to do much, but paid to do little.

Sorry so morose - positive thoughts later.


100Student said...


I recently published an article on the dangers and benefits of student loans and other forms of college financial aid – here is a quote from it, in case you are interested:
Student loans repayment can be a real nightmare without adopting some strategies that would help the new graduates to organize their social and financial life. Here are some strategies they can use to do this:
- An additional part-time job;
- Freelancing is another option (meaning that they can do particular pieces of work for different organisations, without working all the time for a single organisation);
- They should try to keep their living expenses as low as possible (live in a smaller apartment, live with a roommate to share some of the expenses, find an apartment that is closer to the job, to eliminate the extra-expenses for transport etc.);
- To apply for forbearance (this is an immediate solution for hard times when the new graduate is in impossibility to re-pay the amount of money and the need for student loan consolidation becomes apparent; it is a temporary period, when the graduate can postpone or delay his or her re-payments until a later time on a federal or direct loan after the beginning of the re-payment, and when the student doesn’t qualify for deferral). The forbearance must be applied through the lenders of the loans.
- To consolidate the payments.
If you feel this help, please drop by my website for additional information, such as federal student loans information or additional resources on private student loans .



Drewster said...

Well, I might suggest that 100student NOT freelance as a proof reader as a way of organiZing his financials.

I would offer you a job at $8/hour in my theater's box office if you weren't so far away! Flexible hours, a fun industry and great co-workers.

I never thought of you as failing out of grad school. That is just so wrong. It's not like you couldn't perform on exams and had a GPA below 70. THAT is failing out of law school! Now I am even more annoyed at this committee of yours. May #3 and #4 be plagued with termites in their home or run out of gas on a long vacation in the middle of nowhere without a cell signal.

I myself, being a poor non-profit manager, have gotten my payments reduced. I will be paying for failing out of law school forEver!

Bartleby said...

Here's hoping that Numbers Three and Four are each outside doing some yard work when they unknowingly handle some poison ivy, getting the plant oils on their fingertips. Then, may they go inside for a nice leisurely bathroom break, during which they sit on the porcelain throne and absentmindedly scratch their privates, thus spreading those plant oils to where they'll do the most good.

Hey, I've done it, and I've never (I hope) mistreated lemming. So Three and Four should do it several times over.