I just signed my life away.
Actually, I signed a master promissory note to Sallie Mae, giving me a few student loans to pay for the remainder of my degree program. I’ve been paying out of pocket for my schooling and books since I returned in January, and that was getting old fast. Keep in mind, Jim is back in school too, and with both of us going full time, plus books – well, it adds up fast. I just bought TWO books for my next session and it ran me $300. For books! And they’re not even books I’ll enjoy reading, LOL!
If not for the student loans, we would have taken a hard look at cutting costs elsewhere. We have two auto loans, so obviously that’s an area to investigate. Right now our loans are through our bank, but if I could refinance and save some cash, I’d do it in a second. The auto loans archive at CreditLoan.com has some helpful tips on how to make the most of your auto loan by doing your homework both before and after the car buying process. Checking your credit BEFORE you start shopping can prevent sticker shock, and you’ll avoid falling in love for that sports car you can’t really afford.
As for me, I’ll be paying on my student loans until 2019. Good times.