Tuesday, November 11, 2008


I spent the morning filling out an online student loan consolidation application. (Say THAT ten times, fast!)

Meh. Seriously. There has to be a better way to do this. I remember the good old days (like it was that long ago) when consolidation companies called you on the phone. When they would *click click click* figure out where your loans came from, what your current balances were, and what your expected payment would be. Today it's all online gadgets where you have to find the numbers and hope you have the right ones -- to get an "estimated" payment amount that is probably wrong because you jacked something up somewhere along the line.

By time I'm finished, my payments will probably be double my unconsolidated amount.

I hate technology sometimes. I want to talk to a real person, if only for a firm handholding as my financial failings are laid before me in such HUGE numbers.

But there's a rainbow in sight! I have that law degree! Erm, that I'm not planning to use...CHEERS! :)


NBB said...
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NBB said...

But you DO have a law degree :)

Deniz Bevan said...

ahem, at least yours don't come in French - even when you ask, every year, for your correspondence to be sent in English... But Nina's right, you *do* have that degree - it must feel good to have finished, no? :-)