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Old 11-01-2011, 07:46 PM   #41
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Would it make everyone mad if I said that i'm getting a free ride through school right now because of state and federal aid? Not only does it cover my tuition, it covers my bills too. I work so I have "extra" money. Am I just lazy and taking advantage of the system?
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IDK. School is one thing, but getting a check fo sitting on your *** playing video games is another. As long as you are taking full advantage of the oppurtuinty you are given, then I have no issues. If you work on the side and have some extra cash than that is money you earned.

I'm okay with funding for education, but there needs to be guildelines, such as go to school full time, maintain a certain GPA, etc...
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Just because people are spending money, doesn't mean they have it.

Its one thing to own a car outright. Its another thing to make a payment.

The economy is bad, but that wont stop the spenders from spending. Which is good, cause then it keep us workers working.
Exactly. People need and want things, and most people will get them no matter how much the prices are inflated, and how little money they have to spend.
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IDK. School is one thing, but getting a check fo sitting on your *** playing video games is another. As long as you are taking full advantage of the oppurtuinty you are given, then I have no issues. If you work on the side and have some extra cash than that is money you earned.

I'm okay with funding for education, but there needs to be guildelines, such as go to school full time, maintain a certain GPA, etc...
FWIW i'm going to school for mechanical engineering, i'm full time, and there are rules about GPA. You dont get **** if you're a **** up.
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FWIW i'm going to school for mechanical engineering, i'm full time, and there are rules about GPA. You dont get **** if you're a **** up.
Stuff like this makes sense. You are a productive member of society.
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Would it make everyone mad if I said that i'm getting a free ride through school right now because of state and federal aid? Not only does it cover my tuition, it covers my bills too. I work so I have "extra" money. Am I just lazy and taking advantage of the system?
That'd make me a hypocrite. I thank folks like Brain for paying taxes so I can go to school.
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I just bought a 55" 240hz 3D LED-LCD tv....
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:43 PM   #48
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That'd make me a hypocrite. I thank folks like Brain for paying taxes so I can go to school.
Ditto. Thank you Scott et al for putting me through school.
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I will be the first to admit that the reason I don't have a job right now isn't because nobody is hiring. I'm not on unemployment either.

I'm going to school full time and have had multiple opportunities to make lots of money working full time jobs. I just don't want to give up that much of my time and possibly start slacking in school because I'm tired after work. Lazy? Probably. But I'm enjoying life at the moment.

As soon as I find a part time job I will take it. Again, it is not that people aren't hiring. I've been lagging.

I have also noticed around here that places are opening up, downtown areas are busy, everyones eating out etc etc. Maybe people are hurting elsewhere but I don't think "in this economy" is a valid statement here.
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Would it make everyone mad if I said that i'm getting a free ride through school right now because of state and federal aid? Not only does it cover my tuition, it covers my bills too. I work so I have "extra" money. Am I just lazy and taking advantage of the system?
I'm also having my classes pretty much paid for. CC so they are cheap, but when/if I transfer hopefully I'll get a similar hook up.

I honestly don't see anything wrong with this either.
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My buddy is doing the same thing. Rocking the GI bill, unemployment, and fafsa at the same time. But he is going to school, and eventually going to be (again) a productive member of society.
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Old 11-02-2011, 12:24 AM   #52
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I will be the first to admit that the reason I don't have a job right now isn't because nobody is hiring. I'm not on unemployment either.

I'm going to school full time and have had multiple opportunities to make lots of money working full time jobs. I just don't want to give up that much of my time and possibly start slacking in school because I'm tired after work. Lazy? Probably. But I'm enjoying life at the moment.

As soon as I find a part time job I will take it. Again, it is not that people aren't hiring. I've been lagging.

I have also noticed around here that places are opening up, downtown areas are busy, everyones eating out etc etc. Maybe people are hurting elsewhere but I don't think "in this economy" is a valid statement here.
I'm with you on not working in school. I've been seriously considering ditching the job lately because its killing my grades. Sure I have lots of extra money from my paychecks, but I never have any time to do anything fun with it. Its awesome watching the bank account grow, but not awesome watching my grades and friendships (and relationship/homelife) suffer.

Then again, my job gives benefits to part time employees so I have health/dental insurance right now. If I quit, I get nothing. I've already had a root canal and an E.R. trip this year. I'm really affraid of losing the bennies.

However, Costco does have a student retention program so that I could keep my job during the summer and winter break. I would still lose the benefits though.
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yo scott does your fun budget include a plane ticket to come visit me?
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Ditto. Thank you Scott et al for putting me through school.
If the gov't stop giving out loans and subsidies to private schools, the tutition wouldn't be so high that you couldnt pay for it yourself...
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**** my tuition has gone up every semester since Ive been in school. I hate my school, bunch of **** holes. In a speech class, my professor gave an example speech of why we should vote for HRC. Boiled down to shes a woman.

I gave a speech over Lowering the drinking age...wrote it before class, and needed some visual aids, got on my facebook, and a friend has just posted a bunch of pictures from a big house party we had. Got an A.
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the **** are you complaining about? you go to a shitty-*** ******* school. do you expect your professors to give a **** or something?
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In my modified version of George Carlin quotes, "The [economy] is fine, the people are fucked."

I live off a shared income split around 40/60 for fixed expenses. I feel comfortable with a $300/month car payment, however I know a few friends living in parents basements shelling out more for their car than I used to pay in apartment rent.

I feel the new generations are so spoiled with entertainment luxuries that they feel strapped and poor living on their own. The reality is that I or any of them could save a quick $200-300 a month just cutting half their tv stations, magazines, and cellphone bills.
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I don't even have a TV.
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I don't even have a TV.
we should probably tax the rich and have the gov't do something about it.
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I don't even have a TV.
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