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Posted: 12/7/2011 4:05:13 PM

Seems to me that the next financial juggernaut that is going to have to be dealt with in the future will be student loans. The amount of student loan debt has never been higher and jobs are limited right now. So how will these ever be paid off?

My question is this...is there any way to exploit/invest in this inevitable credit crunch?

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Posted: 12/7/2011 4:19:11 PM

I can't answer your question but the best route to go for college nowadays is STATE SCHOOLS.  (And even they are relatively expensive)  The private school tuition cost has spiraled out of control... paying $35,000 to $50,000 a year is just crazy.

Also a liberal arts major is a recipe for disaster.  Degrees in engineering, medicine, sciences, etc are all still very good and lucrative degrees.  Psychology, sociology, history, art, etc... are just asking for debt. 

There should be no bailout for student loans, as people have to understand what they are getting themselves into... just like a mortgage on a house.  If you can't pay it, why should you have the right to stay?

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Posted: 12/7/2011 4:19:18 PM

I can't answer your question but the best route to go for college nowadays is STATE SCHOOLS.  (And even they are relatively expensive)  The private school tuition cost has spiraled out of control... paying $35,000 to $50,000 a year is just crazy.

Also a liberal arts major is a recipe for disaster.  Degrees in engineering, medicine, sciences, etc are all still very good and lucrative degrees.  Psychology, sociology, history, art, etc... are just asking for debt. 

There should be no bailout for student loans, as people have to understand what they are getting themselves into... just like a mortgage on a house.  If you can't pay it, why should you have the right to stay?

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Posted: 12/21/2011 7:52:32 AM
I'd like to get in on this too...trillion dollar bubble that will pop up in the next year or two. Why so soon? Students are paying $100s of dollars per credit hour and lucky to land $10/15 hour jobs when they get out...something will have to give.

When I went to a Big 10 school in the late 90s, the out of state tuition costs were around $28,000/year! I'd hate to see what it is today.

The easy bet would be to short the big for profit schools. APOL DVRY and ESI  Some of those were already overvalued and have come back to Earth in the past year or two.
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Posted: 1/1/2012 3:46:05 PM
If you have student loan debt and you majored in Women's Studies, Ethnic Studies, happy and Lesbo studies you are a useless low life loser and should have to pay in full any amount you took out to pay for such a worthless education.
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Posted: 1/2/2012 5:45:14 PM

Who hold the student loans in the US? I assume banks.

In Canada there are student loans given by the government.

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Posted: 1/11/2012 12:51:27 AM
fed loans...

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during the boom 2005-2008 the banks were giving anyone with a heartbeat a loan and then they wouldnt restructure anyones debts...
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Posted: 1/11/2012 12:53:39 AM
[Quote: Originally Posted by RexR] I'd like to get in on this too...trillion dollar bubble that will pop up in the next year or two. Why so soon? Students are paying $100s of dollars per credit hour and lucky to land $10/15 hour jobs when they get out...something will have to give.

When I went to a Big 10 school in the late 90s, the out of state tuition costs were around $28,000/year! I'd hate to see what it is today."


some instate in CA,NY are over 50k!!!!!!!!!!!!

overheard a girl saying she took out 32k for an entire year.

imagine that, 30k x 4, most people grad in 4.5years!!!!

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Posted: 1/11/2012 12:54:17 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by PatrickBateman:

Seems to me that the next financial juggernaut that is going to have to be dealt with in the future will be student loans. The amount of student loan debt has never been higher and jobs are limited right now. So how will these ever be paid off?

My question is this...is there any way to exploit/invest in this inevitable credit crunch?



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Posted: 1/21/2012 5:31:37 AM
Talk about loans in here, payday loans are only accessible to people who can afford to pay them back. It is a common misconception that payday cash advances prey on the poor since the majority of the poor cannot afford the loan in the first place. The loans are there for emergencies, such as an auto breaking down or a hospital visit. Sadly, protestors in Boise, Idaho, do not know this. They have been protesting the payday lending regulations in the state. Payday cash advances will probably not go anywhere, which is great news for most of us. For more information, go to: Payday Loan
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Posted: 1/21/2012 12:09:29 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Fire_Control:

Who hold the student loans in the US? I assume banks.

In Canada there are student loans given by the government.





In America, the government is owned by the banks. The government doles out the loans, guarantees that the creditors will always be protected and their riskless investments mades whole.

Goldman etc are the ones profiting from all the suckers piling on all that debt, and the gov ensures the slaves are held to the debt forever, because student loan debt is not discharge-able 
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Posted: 1/22/2012 9:46:20 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by be easy:





In America, the government is owned by the banks. The government doles out the loans, guarantees that the creditors will always be protected and their riskless investments mades whole.

Goldman etc are the ones profiting from all the suckers piling on all that debt, and the gov ensures the slaves are held to the debt forever, because student loan debt is not discharge-able 

They aren't dischargable in Canada either.  I've been out of school for a few years but when I was in university it was a about 3k per semester in tuition plus probably another $500 for books.  
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