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    MPociask, AoT, howarddream

    for years I heard this from my dad: "Don't get student loans...I don't want you to have to pay them off for years like I did!"

    Thing is, students loans can be an excellent investment depending on what you plan to do.

    In my case, I didn't take a dime in student loan money (that was over 20 years ago, when I got scholarships, lived at home, and worked through an in-state school that cost about $4K in tuition) for my undergrad.  I took it all for grad work (both MA and JD), but I knew I could afford it, even working as a government attorney.  Graduated from law school a little over ten years ago, and again, did the same thing as undergrad: got scholarships, went in-state for best possible deal I could, and worked.  But I also took the loans.

    Frankly? I'm not sure students can do that as much anymore, as the costs have gone nutty.  I'm scared to death about my 1 year old's college costs 17 years for now...I'm praying she'll want to go to a good state school like I did, and her mother did.

    Cake or DEATH? Oh, I'll have cake, please.

    by wmtriallawyer on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 11:13:20 AM PDT

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