Loan After Loan and Now They Want Repayment!
Ohhhhhh, the humanity! Alas and alack! What went wrong?
Her mother can’t help without selling her bed and breakfast, and then she’d have no home. She could take her daughter in, but there aren’t good ways for her to earn a living in Alexandria Bay, in upstate New York.
Excuse me? Mommy owns a bed and breakfast in upstate New York? The average B&B isn't a hovel in my experience. If you've incurred massive debts it might be time to adjust some things, heh? Or, if you are 30 years old, maybe mommy isn't responsible for you any more.
Cortney could move someplace cheaper than her current home city of San Francisco, but she worries about her job prospects, even with her N.Y.U. diploma.
Well, yes, living in the city with the highest cost of living in the entire nation might not be the best choice when you've got huge debts. Memo to Cort: there are jobs in other places in this great country of ours.
She recently received a raise and now makes $22 an hour working for a photographer. It’s the highest salary she’s earned since graduating with an interdisciplinary degree in religious and women’s studies.
I guess the recession has been hitting the "religous and women's studies" field pretty hard. Maybe a student smart enough to attend one of the premiere universities in the nation might have actually considered job potential when choosing a major course of study. Possibly something actually useful?
Ms. Munna understands this tough love, buck up, buckle-down advice. But she also badly wants to call a do-over on the last decade. “I don’t want to spend the rest of my life slaving away to pay for an education I got for four years and would happily give back,” she said. “It feels wrong to me.”
My goodness! She's grabbed a hundred G's of somebody else's money then not paid any of it back for the five years after she spent it all and she wants a "do over"! If it "feels wrong" to her imagine how it feels to the folks who are out the cash.