You see, when I started in college, my mother, being as helpful as she could, took out a loan to pay for my education with the expectation that I was to pay it back. I agreed wholly, and have been paying on that loan for the last 3 years.
But the REAL bother here is this: the student loan company SOLD my information the credit card company in hopes that I (or my mother) would fill out an application to obtain more credit so that this company and affiliates would make them more money.
It made me wonder how many people bite at these somewhat “anonymous” solicitations. According to this article by CreditCards.com, the national credit card debt as of February 2015 was $884.8 MILLION dollars. I am sure it has raised since then.
The nation’s addiction of debt is as much of a disease like alcoholism or obesity. And in the same parallel, we are constantly tested to face our addiction.
I am pissed that the student loan company in which I have aggressively been paying a debt is using me to create a profit in another avenue. Needless to say, I’m not filling out the application.
Keep your eyes open! I am sure this is happening to you, but there are very easy steps to make sure that you don’t get sucked into their traps: