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User avatar #5 - odinshomeboy ONLINE (04/25/2014) [-]
There's always new hires we have at my company who complain about their student loans. I feel weird because when I was born my parents started an education fund for me and I didn't have to pay anything during school. Same for my brother.

I strongly feel that if you plan well enough for anything that you won't have a problem. 19 years to save up 30k-50k isn't that bad. Interest is a powerful thing. Set up a fund for family and friends to pay into for your birthdays or holidays.

It's the exact same thing my parents did, and I plan to do the same thing for my children.
#28 to #5 - xxxsonic fanxxx (04/26/2014) [-]
You didn't save up the money your parents did, not everyone is lucky enough to have fiscally responsible parents, its a matter of luck and you're are bragging like you accomplished something.
User avatar #29 to #28 - odinshomeboy ONLINE (04/26/2014) [-]
I'm well aware I didnt accomplish the whole no debt thing. Hence my point of feeling weird when people talk about debt. And I don't know how you interpreted that as bragging, If anything I'm sharing the financial insight that I have learned from my parents foresight.

I actually avoid telling people I meet (In real life) about my parents assistance. People look at me like I don't have an appreciation for life or money. It's the same reason I don't tell people I have MS. I don't like being judged on **** you can't see. You people are different. For all you know I'm the 12 year old ******* your mom from CoD.

I'm hoping that at least one person will realise it's a good idea and start saving for their kid instead of buying a bunch of **** they dont need to make their life seem incredible. Take care of your kids first, then make your life glamorous.
#9 to #5 - theXsjados (04/25/2014) [-]
With the number of scholarship programs available to students plus grants and subsidized loans it really isn't that bad. If your family is moderately wealthy you won't qualify for scholarships, but you always can qualify for scholarships. You do well enough in school you don't have to pay for it.

My school if you enter an advanced program (that everyone is eligible for) and maintain a GPA of 3.5 you pay half tuition, if you maintain 3.8 you pay no tuition. That and if you enter a RA program and become a RA you don't pay room and board either.

If you're determined enough even the poor and the not quite wealthy don't have to pay for college either.
#82 to #9 - ennemi (04/26/2014) [-]
what's the max gpa one can get ?
#189 to #82 - theXsjados (04/26/2014) [-]
4.0
#10 to #9 - theXsjados (04/25/2014) [-]
If your family is moderately wealthy you won't qualify for grants*
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