Skip to comments.The First Crack: $270 Billion In Student Loans Are At Least 30 Days Delinquent
Posted on 03/25/2012 3:36:18 PM PDT by SatinDoll
Back in late 2006 and early 2007 a few (soon to be very rich) people were warning anyone who cared to listen, about what cracks in the subprime facade meant for the housing sector and the credit bubble in general. They were largely ignored as none other than the Fed chairman promised that all is fine (see here). A few months later New Century collapsed and the rest is history: tens of trillions later we are still picking up the pieces and housing continues to collapse. Yet one bubble which the Federal Government managed to blow in the meantime to staggering proportions in virtually no time, for no other reason than to give the impression of consumer releveraging, was the student debt bubble, which at last check just surpassed $1 trillion, and is growing at $40-50 billion each month. However, just like subprime, the first cracks have now appeared...
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We have met the enemy, and it is us.
It may be a bit of poetic justice, insofar as a college "education" is less likely to prove to be an oxymoron. Of course, I guess 50 grand a year isn't too much to pay for all the "action" these kids get when they're "at school."
s/b "likely to prove to be an oxymoron." glad I dropped out, or it would have been worse.
Hire Vinny’s Collection Agency
50 grand a year and the best a lot of them can do is go back home and live in the basement.
I'm a little tired of walking around their puke on the sidewalks on Saturday morning.
Provided Uncle Sam is around, these “borrowers” will simply be garnished for a long, long time.
I had a student loan back in the late 1970s. I paid it off during the recession of the 1980s, so I know others can, too.
It is the brazen lack of integrity by people taking out these loans I find appalling.
Yes, that was my first reaction: this could be the bubble pop that leads to an array of debt dominoes falling, one after the other, into a deprssion chasm.
You DO realize a LOT of people won’t “get” that statement.
waiting for the leftists to start protesting “big education” as tuition costs have risen much faster than health care (or long-term oil)
In the 60’s, late 70’s are colleges produced ENGINEERS.
Today, our colleges produce Gay, Lesbian and Transgendered Studies Majors, like Sandra Fluke.
Obama took over student loads so everyone could have a free college education
Can someone please point to the place in the Constitution where college is guaranteed by the govt? Never mind, I remembered that we no longer live in a Constitutional country, but a Progressive sewage dumping ground. Hillsdale College has a Constitutional class everyone should take. Its the only hope for our Republic.
Me? I know exactly who Vinnie is!
One thing hardly ever mentioned, know it works because it worked for me - the Army. Went _back in_ the .mil after racking up serious credit card and student loan debts. It’s not for everyone of course though, but it should be offered as an option for serious consideration. Sometimes even the suggestion garners an inordinate negative response. ‘Jus Sayin’.
Gets one out of the basement. Seems to me people should scale back their spending on “higher” education and maybe expectations in some instances. Fact is, College isn’t for everyone in the same sense that neither is the Army.
My best experience with student loans was looking back at it, had to call for a payoff, (about 10 years early) right? Seems to me not many people do this now that think about it.
The good news is, that recent college graduates will probably be more likely to get your order right at the fast food places.
The bad news is, they will be more likely to spit in it.
I’m not sure that there is any way to discharge some types of student loans. Bad credit might be the least of their problems. Some people have actually left the US over them. Generally, bill collectors won’t try to deal with working overseas.
Sheesh, I worked midnights in a steel mill and paid my own way through college. I even chipped in for groceries for my parents (as I was still living at home rent free).
I paid my student loan off a couple of years ago. It infuriated me to see people getting Pell Grants and then turning around and buying furniture with it or paying their cars off. One girl in my class lived with her sister for two years and worked for cash so she would qualify for grants.
While I am sure many people don’t have the money to pay on their student loans right now, I wouldn’t doubt that others are purposely not paying and are banking on getting a deal on their loans like the people did who have been behind on house payments. Let’s face it, it is a big enough problem that it has gotten people’s attention and will have to be addressed much like the housing crisis.
It is no secret that many of these punks feel that they shouldn’t have to pay the money back, that their education should be financed by others, and are looking for a deal that will give them the opportunity to walk away scott free or to have the loan considerably reduced.
I had to call for my payoff as well. It was pretty funny- the guy stuttered when I asked for for the payoff. (I needed to know how much it would be on a specific day as I was paying online through my bank.) I paid the designated amount for the first six months of my loan then never paid less than double. When we got tax money back or any other payments, it was applied as well. And it did feel good to see it go bye-bye. The man on the phone even congratulated me. I don’t think he was getting many calls for payoff amounts at that time. I am sure it is even worse now.
And I carefully chose a major that I was able to use immediately. Not this women’s studies or gay studies bullcrap.
No, he took them over so the feds could tell them where they have to work and for how much. Look for the feds to dictate jobs to graduates.
Indentured servitude is back. The govt will become the largest holder of indentured servants in the history world.
“I don’t think he was getting many calls for payoff amounts at that time.”
Yeah... must have talked to the same guy! It was kind of awkward, lol.
Read somewhere, the whole raison d’être for disallowing student loans to be discharged in a bankruptcy was because so many were purposefully walking away from their loans. (Doctors and lawyers). So we got that goin’ for us. /sarc
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