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Welcome to the fool. Obviously you are interested in student loans or paying them off. LadyI has been here a long time. Some of us have been critical of her choices, but the basic fact remains she's got student loans that are a tremendous burden to her.

At this point, how it got to be a burden is not so important as steps she can take to continue moving forward in a credit driven society and repay the debt to the US government in the best possible manner. From what I know about her, she's being a good mom, and helping an elderly family member. Frankly, her continuing those roles, as well as participation as a consumer are probably more important than the government getting one more cent from her.

Some of us here think student loan amounts should be more closely tied to earning potential, others would suggest cost of living, etc. In any event, if you want to discuss that, I'd be happy to in a different thread. Additionally, how the student loan system is tilted toward lenders would also be a welcome topic of conversation.

Topics on this board change a bit more slowly than others. Soon it will be tax time again, and we will discuss methods for getting the biggest tax break.

Welcome aboard

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