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Response to MindMover (Reply #19)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 08:28 PM

20. Actually ... no.

At the time I took my loans, the US economy was in bad shape.

And Reagan had just removed the tax break on Student Interest.

And ... the future was far from certain.

You claim my timing was "perfect" ... you get to make that claim only because the value of my degrees is NOW apparent. At the time, I was taking a HUGE risk ... I was borrowing money against NO ASSETS other than, well, me.

I was part of a group of guys in Philly at the time, about 14 of us ... 3 of us found a path to college. Those three are are far better off financially than any of the others.

But back then ... none of us could be sure of what our lives would be like in 10, 20, 30 years. Now, I know.

On edit ... let me explain further ... most of the others have physical labor jobs. As they approach 50, they are finding it harder and harder to maintain.

And so again ... the OP wants people to base a lifetime on 8 months. Its nonsense.

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