I worked part-time in college to the tune of 30 to 35 hours per week. I took out student loans to pay my tuition but I made enough money to cover my living expenses and books. I graduated with around 17.5K in student loans. Before my deferment ended, I paid off a $2500 student loan. I consolidated around 15K of my student loans at a rate of 4.5% for 15 years. My payment is $112.53 per month and I have around 7K to go.
I have a friend who constantly compains about her student loans. I actually lived with her during college and she worked sporadically but never more than 15 hours per week. On Friday nights, I was working and she was having dinner with her boyfriend and going out partying. I was okay with that because I didn't want a ton of student loan debt. She graduated with about 50 to 60K in student loan debt for a 4 year degree.
She put herself on a 10 year repayment and she whines so much about her student loans. I can't stand it. I want to point out that she just shouldn't have borrowed so much money for college. Her degree doesn't make her enough money to justify the money that she spent on college.
I'm fairly tolerant of some people's money mistakes but this one really irks me. I don't say anything when she complains but she knows how I feel about the entire subject. Does it annoy anybody else when people whine so much about student loans? Am I being too intolerant?