Originally Posted by Augusto86
Are there really this many students on SF? Good lord, I overestimated the average age of this board by at least 10 or 15 years.
Maybe it's just that the level of discourse here is higher than typical internet sites like fark.com, SA, and so forth.
As for debt, I try not to spend more in 2 given weeks than I can make in 1. Works for me.
I always assumed that there were a good number of students (or recent graduates) here precisely because of the level of discourse. There have been many times when I've read a post and thought, "oh yeah, I used to know that back when I was studying it in college." Sad to say, gentlemen, but the day you graduate from your institution of higher learning is the day when your breadth of knowledge will be at its greatest. Barring some serious continuous effort on your part (and I'd just rather be reading detective novels
), it's all downhill from there. On the other hand, as time goes by, you will develop certain specific knowledge and skills relating to your employment to an extremely high level.
As to credit card debt, it's financial cancer. It keeps growing and growing, is extremely hard to get rid of and, ultimately, if unchecked, it will drag you down with it.