Some advice to myselfPosted: December 15, 2011
I’ve been thinking about my past self and I would really like to go and talk to her. I’ve said in the past (and still maintain) that I don’t really care about some of the consumer debt that I racked up when my mom was sick. It comforted her and myself and I don’t regret it one bit. What I would like is to talk to me when I was working two jobs and going to school full time. Why didn’t I start to pay off some of my school loan debt? I had every intention but for some reason it just slipped through the cracks. I was good about paying my bills, good about paying more than my monthly fee on the credit cards (though I would have liked to pay them off every cycle—that is something I would have changed) but for some reason I just never fully wrote out the check or went on line to pay those student loans. It would have helped a great deal.
So if I were able to go send myself a letter, I would defiantly ask about that. That’s my advice to other young students—if you have loans, start paying them off while in school. I don’t even know where my money went. I think that is the saddest part. So keep track of what you buy and pay on your loans.
Do you have any advice you would have given to yourself while in school?