after seeing all the posts complaining about this student loan forgiveness, i figured i’d help put a face to some of the individuals this decision benefits.…

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Migrated to the states at age of nine and i’m the son of immigrant parents that worked low wage hard labor jobs. Grew up dirt poor and lived in a crime infested area. Received pell grants for all four collegiate years and worked two jobs for all but last semester to be able to pay the yearly tuition. Took 3 years post graduation and hundreds of interviews to finally land a respectable entry level consulting gig. Worked my way up to achieve promotion and job hopped immediately after promo and now on pace to make $160,000 base next year. This $17k that’s been essentially forgiven will provide breathing room for me to save for a house downpayment, boost my credit score to the near 800s, and give me greater flexibility to take the risk of starting my own business. Isn’t this what the American dream is all about? What other country in the world can someone from a low socioeconomic background climb up the ladder (from merit) to be in the 97th income percentile for their age group?

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ZS, everyone has their own pace buddy. do you want a platinum plaque for that $1m net worth?

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SA babe as great as your story is, its not the intended inspiration that you thought this would be….

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Ok no it’s not that deep lol

This is a good story and my story isn’t too dissimilar. And unfortunately this isn’t the best “face” to the individuals this decision benefits. We should sit this one out, we have it good

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This is a case of why blanket qualifications shouldn’t be used for student loan forgiveness

I am a decade into my career and am seeing no such relief even though I’ve been paying off loans the whole time.

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