Complete Debt Disclosure

My debts, for your perusal...
Student Loan Debt

$20,000 (undergrad - need to confirm #)
$215,162.00 (law school)

Credit Card Debt
SV: $4,786
V: $4,843
S MC: $6,745
S: $1,335
CO: $1,379
B: $600
M: 0
 =$19,688
(credit limit = $22,605)
Updated on 07/25/13

Boyfriend Loans
Original Loan (paid off my car and my credit cards): $21,415
Loan for Mom's car (I'm repaying half): $5000
Loan for Living (July-August): $3939
Loan for Living (September): $1200
= $25954 out of $31,554
Updated on 09/16/10

Grand Total: $283,471.00
Updated on 09/2010

PAID OFF
Braces
$0 / $5400
Updated on 5/05/09
Car Loan
$0 / $25,018
Updated on 3/31/09

If I lived in another city, that would be the price of a house! Here, it's half the price of an apartment. I guess that makes me feel better?

Pricey education, eh?

12 comments:

DogAteMyFinances said...

OMG, that's even more debt than when I graduated from grad school. I hope you have a lucrative degree!

Sunflowers said...

It's a J.D... potentially very lucrative. :)

Miss M said...

Girl you are brave, I'm still paying off a piddly $5500 student loan. It should pay off at least, sometimes I wish I went into law. Memories of mock trial in high school....

ashley said...

I have never seen so much student loan debt... I can't even deal. I agree with Miss M ^^ you are very brave!! But good for you for trying to pay some off before the real payments begin!

Sunflowers said...

@Ashley - it's actually not that much above average for a student at a private law school. (I guess it's somewhat comforting to know I'm not the only one in this boat? :p)

But thanks... I'm trying to be brave. ;)

T said...

I left school with 130,000 in debt. My wife left with 75,000. After committing to paying the debt off once we were making real salaries, we paid it off in 3 years. Its definitely doable. You just have to commit to it. Good luck!

Sunflowers said...

Thanks for the encouragement T! :) And congrats on your accomplishment!! I hope to follow in your footsteps...

Angel said...

Holy Shit! I feel so bad for you! I don't owe nearly as much as you and I resent my education greatly. Check out my blog when you get a chance.

Aaren said...

Totally late on leaving a comment, but just want to tell you not to be discouraged! I owed $205k JUST from law school and undergrad, and future hubby owes $150k from med school. We're not going to be able to pay it off in 3 years, though that'd be LOVELY, but we will pay it off substantially earlier than they'd like!

Jane said...

Are all the student loans just from law school or is it undergrad plus law school?

Are you planning on going into private pracitce? That will help pay it down quickly but otherwise I think it would be a struggle.

Sunflowers said...

@Aaren: thanks for the comment and the support! :) Hopefully we could both pay it off in the next couple of years!!

@Jane: It's from undergrad plus law school, though undergrad was only about $20k. I'd like to work for a mid to large firm, but I don't know if that's going to happen. My eventual goal is to be in-house counsel at an entertainment related company.

One positive about the govt jobs is the loan forgiveness program. But that would require sticking around for 10 years...

HighClassLowIncome said...

I know I'm kind of late in commenting but I'm going back to school and wow, you are brave for taking on that much in loans! I'm going to a private grad school and I'm taking out the max - about $47,000. At least you'll be going into a (potentially) lucrative career! My cousin is graduating as well this Spring with her PharmD and about $200k in student loans as well just from Pharmacy (her parents paid for undergrad). Good luck and I'm sure it'll pay off in the end (I keep saying it to myself as well ;) )

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