@pinches It's nursing school, so assuming that I can actually get a job after graduation, and that glassdoor and all the other salary websites aren't lying to me, and that nothing changes drastically in the next two years, it should be no problem at all. BUT WHAT IF!!!!!!!!!! edit: I do think it's pretty excellent how these days they make you go through all the counseling before they give you any money. It's really extensive and I hope that it helps all the teenagers considering loans to learn about like "This is what credit is. This is what your payments will be. How much will you make after graduation? Oops, looks like that's not enough, you should maybe not take out so much."
God, I'm so afraid of student loans. I just signed up for my first [federal] loans last week because I'm going back to school in the fall, and I've gone over my budget spreadsheets a thousand times and I'm pretty sure everything is going to be fine but I've never really been in debt before so I'm still worried that I'm going to be haunted by it for the rest of my life. Am I being ridiculous, or is it healthy to have a certain level of terrifiedness over this?
I laughed out loud at the accuracy of the St. John's thing, kudos.
I got into nursing school!!! This is really exciting AND also I'm going to have to take out student loans which I haven't ever done before and it's pretty daunting. But being $35k in debt is okay if I'm going to get a well-paying job after I graduate, right? RIGHT??
@WhyHelloThere Just $480 shoes being described as "sensible" is making me a little queasy.
I spent $25 on a massage, and $3.50 on a bottle of laundry detergent, and stayed home the rest of the weekend. However, I did not go grocery shopping, or get new running shoes (still!) or get a haircut, which I had planned to do. So.
I think the phrase "Yes, I could have done better than my parents" automatically puts the author in the minority.
@Punk-assBookJockey That's the kind I have! I had to think really hard about spending $15 on a paper thing that supposedly my phone does just as well, but I really have found that (for me personally) it's the perfect format to keep track of things.
@DickensianCat Take your floss down there with you!
@DickensianCat haha, absolutely, disgust is a powerful motivator. Now think about this: you know how your teeth feel after you wake up in the morning? That's because they are covered in THE DEAD BODIES AND EXCREMENT OF BACTERIA. Now think about how if you don't floss, that stuff just stays in between your teeth. FOREVER.