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You can't afford the ticket

The full weight of my student loan debt just made a precision strike on my brain, and I'm sitting here wondering just how the hell I'm going to work this off short of winning the Powerball or getting a job that I'm manifestly underqualified and overpaid for. Based on what Nelnet is charging for their one loan, Wells is going to want about $750 a month out of me over the ten years that the repayment period is supposed to run. Jesus. I'd better find myself a school full of poor folks so I can take advantage of the loan forgiveness program, or I'm going to be majorly screwed. I see a lot of tuna fish and ramen in my future unless I can whip this...

Well, it could be worse, I suppose. At least I have options.

Today, I have a board meeting before the staff meeting, and after that I'm going to come home and put my feet up. Maybe I'll finally do that egg nog bread I was talking about earlier in the week. I ought to do something with the egg nog before it spoils.

I had been thinking of visiting Washington after Detour, but after considering the student loan debt and other financial millstones I thought better of the idea. Thus the post title.

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phoenixalpha
Jan. 14th, 2007 01:38 pm (UTC)
You are getting out of Minnesota one way or another if I have to get behind you and push all the way.

That having been said, I will see about budgetting for a plane ticket for sometime in April or May.
wombat_socho
Jan. 14th, 2007 04:29 pm (UTC)
Well, one thing at a time. If it turns out there's a non-teaching job out there paying ~$44,000, which is what I'd need to gross in order to pay my loans and maintain my present squalid living standards, then I'm out of here in April. On the other hand, if no such job presents itself, but I can get a teaching position somewhere in the Commonwealth, then there's no reason to move until after Convergence.

Visiting sooner would be nice, but I'd just as soon save the money since I'll be out there permanently in a few months anyway.
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