Well, guess what? I'm going to be a POCS again!
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|Sat, 07-21-2012 - 10:24pm|
Yep! My younger dd and her hubby are taking classes next semester at Portland Community College. Her dh has wanted to go back to school since they moved up there but had trouble getting into classes because it was so impacted. He finally got into the general ed classes he needed, math and English. Dd decided to take a couple of computer classes as well, Dreamweaver and Flash, both of which will be useful for her job.
They are hoping to get a loan...and I'm hoping they don't! Before she got her raise and when her dh was unemployed, they ran up their credit card. She would like dh to get a student loan to help with their expenses - but in reality, I think she wants to pay off her credit cards with the loan so she has a much lower interest rate, and then just be frugal and pay it off with the income they now have. I don't think that's a very good idea; just pay off the credit card now and don't get into more debt! But they are adults and other than making the suggestions, they'll do what they want. I don't know if they will qualify, though- he's 26 and working, and with her income they are doing a lot better now.
They do plan on moving as soon as their lease is up in October, to a cheaper place. They were so burned out living in his dad's crappy little house when they first got married that they picked a place much larger than they need. They can probably reduce their rent by at least $2-300/mo.