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Thursday, December 07, 2017

Back home in Joliet, Illinois, Horton took a job as an operations manager at the nonprofit her mother runs. The salary was comparable to what she made in DC, but the cost of living was drastically less. She increased her student-loan payments, setting the lofty goal of paying them off entirely in a year. Horton and her boyfriend tied the knot soon after the move. Horton's mother gave the couple a condo that she had purchased at an auction for $13,000 as a wedding gift. It became crucial in wiping away the hefty student-loan tab. Horton and her husband lived in the condo for three months, but then they decided to move in with her grandparents down the street and started renting out the condo to bring in extra income.

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"She had toyed with the idea of moving back in with her parents to save on rent, and when her father had a stroke in 2013, she knew it was time to make the transition.

Back home in Joliet, Illinois, Horton took a job as an operations manager at the nonprofit her mother runs. The salary was comparable to what she made in DC, but the cost of living was drastically less. She increased her student-loan payments, setting the lofty goal of paying them off entirely in a year."

What a pile of nonsense. Sure, lots of us could pay down debts, etc. if we had parents go give us jobs and places to live. She ought to try living as an independent adult and get back to us.

#1 | Posted by danni at 2017-12-07 08:27 AM | Reply

"She increased her student-loan payments, setting the lofty goal of paying them off entirely in a year.""

Stupid decision, unless her 401k and IRA were already fully funded.

#2 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-12-07 08:33 AM | Reply

This whole article = **** bootlickers say.

#3 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-12-07 08:33 AM | Reply

"Sure, lots of us could pay down debts, etc. if we had parents go give us jobs and places to live."

Reminds me of the "minimalist" who was so proud of her lifestyle.

It turns out she was mooching living arrangements and utilities from a sap, er, friend.

#4 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-12-07 08:36 AM | Reply

I saw a show about a coupla "minimalists." It was a load of ****.

They inherited a pile of money and then conned idiots to pay them 50 clams a head to tell them that they need to get rid of all of their **** and live out of a backpack like they are.

They didn't inform the poor bastards that without idiots who pay them 50 bucks they couldn't do it.

#5 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-12-07 08:43 AM | Reply

That's like the old scam of "pay me to find out how to make money mass marketing", and it turned out to be Convince other people to pay you to tell them how to make money mass marketing.

#6 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-12-07 08:53 AM | Reply

Yeah...son't let anyone convince you geniuses to give up your $5 lattes and whole foods...because...rich people, corporations, income inequality, social justice, and...whatever.

The point is, you deserve whatever you want, even if someone else has to pay for it. Just couch it in neo-Marxist rhetoric and you're good.

#7 | Posted by madbomber at 2017-12-08 08:04 PM | Reply

"son't let anyone convince you geniuses to give up your $5 lattes and whole foods"

The whole point of the article is I need to convince someone to give me a condo.

Plus a parent to get me a job in their office too.

Along with having a good enough school system to prepare you for success in higher education.

(And a spouse to bring in even extra income and share housing and other costs of living.)

If you have these things, you're well positioned to succeed in the economy, and will be able to pay off your student loans without too much difficulty.

#8 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-12-08 08:16 PM | Reply

"Plus a parent to get me a job in their office too."

Like mama Snoofy?

#9 | Posted by madbomber at 2017-12-08 08:18 PM | Reply

I wish. Nepotism is not an option for government workers. Trump notwithstanding.

#10 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-12-08 08:41 PM | Reply

"Plus a parent to get me a job in their office too."
Like mama Snoofy?

#9 | POSTED BY MADBOMBER

Like Eric and Don Jr.?

#11 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2017-12-08 09:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Yeah...son't let anyone convince you geniuses to give up your $5 lattes and whole foods...because...rich people, corporations, income inequality, social justice, and...whatever.

#7 | POSTED BY MADBOMBER AT

I learn something every time I check in here.

For example, the bootlicker article I posted here says all one needs to do to be rich is rent out the condo that their parents gave them.

I thought that was all there was to it.

Then, along comes another bootlicker who tells me "No, no. The key to unimaginable wealth is to simply not purchase things that I, personally, feel are too expensive and that the imaginary liberals in my head can not live without."

#12 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-12-09 06:27 AM | Reply

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