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Comment Worth Every Penny (Score 3, Interesting) 121

Student loans are a good way to finance education costs, especially if you don't have other options. I took out a modest amount while at college but I can honestly say that 1. I would not be where I am today without the degree and 2. I would not have been able to pay for colledge without the loans.

Tha debt loan can eat up a decent amount of your income when you first graduate. But, I think it is more important to look at it as an investment. If you can raise your earning potential from $6/hour (12,000 a year) to $15 (31,200) you are seeing over a 100% increse in your investment (yourself) in the first year alone.

Take that over your entire lifetime and see that they will end up giving you more than they take away.

If it's worth doing, it's worth doing for money.