What does "processed" mean exactly? We eat mostly home-cooked meals and at restaurants. But our pasta comes from a pasta factory, our flour is ground at a flour mill, we buy frozen shrimp, frozen vegetables, meat that's been butchered and trimmed. Prepared bread. Etc.
@jfruh (OP here) Well if that happened, AGGHHHH! I would try to continue to work in a public service field. The thing about PSLF is that it doesn't have to be for the same employer, and you can have a gap in time. So if I worked for-profit for a year or two then went back to public sector, I would just have to finish up whatever remaining 120 payments I had left under PSLF. It would take me longer to qualify, but I could still apply for forgiveness after I made 120 payments while working in a public service job.
@jfruh ah ha, gotcha. william safire approves of this clarification, tho'.
@deepomega Right. I mean, of COURSE doctors have no idea what things "cost." Why would they? They aren't charging the patient themselves, and in most cases, no one is charging anyone directly. There is practically no financial relationship between me and my doctor. She has a relationship with the office, which has a relationship with an insurance company, which has a relationship with my employer, which has a relationship with me.
@Mike Dang THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT MAKES ME WANT TO INTERN FOR YOU (I can intern my way into friendship right?)
By stuffisthings on Tuition is Crazy But Can We Also Talk About How Some Student Loans Paid for Cruises?
As I've said before, this would be an idiotic way to fund any other public service with a good economic return. Imagine if getting your driver's license required you to take out a $100,000 road loan to cover your expected lifetime usage of the transportation system? That would be a really, really dumb way to pay for our physical infrastructure, wouldn't it? So why do we pay for our intellectual infrastructure that way?
By Emma Peel on Tuition is Crazy But Can We Also Talk About How Some Student Loans Paid for Cruises?
@jfruh Yeah, two things: federal loans are now all made by the Education Department, so they're not underwritten by banks (or Sallie Mae) anymore -- they had been US gov't $$ before, but given to the banks to lend/manage. And colleges can no longer direct students to a specific private lender/bank if they need to borrow more than they're allowed to under federal loan rules. More here: http://www.finaid.org/loans/preferredlenderlists.phtml (On a side note, Mike and Logan, if you want a "What We Talk About When We Talk About Student Loans," I work in a financial aid/communications related field...)
Have you ever heard the wolf cry to the blue Dell logo? Or asked the grinning bobcat why Lay's is red?
@themegnapkin Also, "Amy Winehouse will look terrible when she's old" -- another wrong prediction by Richard Cohen.
By joyballz on One Day at a Time
@Sloane This is where I'm coming back to say that I have a Capital One subsavings account that I've named, "What Would Mike Dang Do?" It worked.