@sony_b I'm so curious about this! Are they expected to pay less because they are part time?
@angry little raincloud A program like that is what is supporting my summer! I think they're fantastic, and I do plan to give back. (And because my school is in NYC, and the grant also gives free housing, it does actually cover the big-city living expenses and then some).
@DickensianCat To this day, I have to take annual pictures in the fake dress thing (um, for my sorority). I find it hilarious when the people with the dyed-to-hell, undercut, punky hair put them on.
Reminds me of this piece about students at UC Merced living in pre-recession mansions: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/13/us/homework-and-jacuzzis-as-dorms-move-to-mcmansions-in-california.html?pagewanted=all
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@CubeRootOfPi My mom is on straight talk on verizon, good experience all around. I'm on simple mobile because being able to bring my own unlocked gsm phone was important to me. I pay much less than I would with a traditional carrier, don't really see any drawbacks.
@Diana Bee Dash Bee@facebook I don't think you understand what led to the crisis. Banks giving loans to those who couldn't pay it back, because they could disguise and sell that risk to the point where nobody could see it are a problem, people buying groceries and paying rent with money from family did NOT. Your anger is completely misplaced. And serious, people who get money from parents are totally not responsible for "others’ starvation, lack of access to health care, war, the prison-industrial complex" - spending decisions is kind of a wide umbrella! What the author was referring to here was the decisions she makes within the market, not decisions to not pay taxes or something that may actually contribute to that. Although most of what you're talking about has to do with policy, which has nothing to do with this article at all.
@SarcasticFringehead Um, having to take care of younger siblings is actually one of the documented things that holds low-income kids from high extracurricular/academic achievement - I think that taking care of, say, a 9 year old as a 13 year old is neither safe nor wise, although at some age kids can take care of themselves more easily (especially in a place with good public transportation).
@pterodactylish I believe it's from "Like Crazy." Decent film, if sappy.
@Matthew Gordon@twitter Yes! I came here to say this. The number of people I know who treat money left in their account at the end of the month as disposable income (when in reality it's excess loan money) is ridiculous. It's not real money, decrease your loan amount.
@the melon@twitter If you're interested in that, I love the quinn popcorn blog - they now do sell to whole foods, and blogged the whole way there. http://www.quinnpopcorn.com/blog-tile/blog-list/