Today, I can across this article in Cosmo, “The Debt Crisis No One is Talking About.”
Basically it was about student loan debt. These girls are $25,000, $50,000, and even $95,000 in the hole when it comes to student loans. Not to mention, statistically women have more loan debt and make less than their male counterparts (disgusting.)
What. A. Nightmare.
If you know me, I am a moderate feminist. I think woman are just as capable as men and I don’t think we live in a 1950s gender-type society. I do have ONE major traditional role belief – the man should work, the woman should stay home. Okay, now before anyone jumps on me for saying that hear me out.
I think the main squeeze should work, be the breadwinner, the macho-money-maker. I don’t HAVE to stay at home, but I think I have the right to if I want too. When I said I do, the main squeeze knew that mean, “I do, you work.” Luckily, the main squeeze agreed. My mother was a full-time working mom and it worked for her. My sister and I turned out pretty decent so there is clearly nothing wrong with a working mom and I will keep doing my photography, because let’s face it – I will need it to keep from going insane.
Anywho, going back to the student loan debt (again, what. a. freaking. nightmare) – I feel so bad for all these people. Accumulating so much debt, it will take them YEARS to pay off. I didn’t go to college - mostly because I couldn’t find something worth all that time and money. If you know me, you know I’m A.D.D. and don’t want to be tied down to anything for too long. I just don’t see the point in spending $50,000+ for a degree especially since I’d like to stay at home with our kids one day. I have no desire of adding insane-amount-of-student-loan-debt to my resume anytime soon. Plus, I don’t want to waste my time
Thankfully, the main squeeze is a disabled veteran and gets all the awesome benefits of the GI Bill. When he graduates in 2014 with his Masters in Accounting we will have $0 student loan debt.
Yup. Zero. Zilch. Nadda.
We are obviously so grateful for this, but I still sit there and think of how unfair it is for millions of college students. They aren’t like me. They want the degree. They have the career plan. They want to continue their education. They will be in debt for a very long time.
I don’t have any solutions or more opinions. I just feel sad for these college students and I feel blessed that the main squeeze and I don’t have to worry about this icky debt.
See, even Maddi is sad for all those in stinky debt :(