Friday, March 22, 2013

I Hate Sallie Mae

First off, who doesn't hate Sallie Mae? Seriously.

Yes, I cosigned for a loan for my then husband for him to go to school. No, he didn't even finish a single semester (or month, if I think about it). Yes, I was an idiot. I admit it. Seven years later and I am still trying to skirt these bastards.

(Okay. So I know it is my fault, ultimately. They did not make me sign the loan. I did it on my own free will and I haven't paid them in five years. But who cares? This is not the point.)

Here is the thing. First of all, I do not have the money to pay them. I certainly do not have $9,000 whatever to settle. So, even if I did want to pay them, I can't.

Secondly, and most importantly, get that scumbag that took out the loan in the first place to pay the damn bill. And while you are talking to him, tell him to pay some child support, too. Thanks.

They are much better, now that they've settled that enormous lawsuit claiming that they called people like constantly for years. I can attest to that. I would sometimes get 3-4 calls from them a day. No kidding. So at least they've cut that down a bit.

Anyways, they keep threatening to take me to court. Do it. Seriously. Even if I am forced to pay, it won't be for years. Maybe I'll hit the jackpot before then. Who knows?

10 comments:

  1. Oh man! I had similar issues with my ex when we split. He took out all these loans while we were married - mostly because he couldn't manage money - and in the divorce I got stuck with half of them. I wouldn't mind half as much if I had something to show for them.

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  2. That sounds awful! Hearing situations like yours makes me not want to cosign for anything! I hope he steps up sooner rather then later and starts taking responsibility.

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  3. So sorry you are having to deal with that shit.

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  4. I am so sorry that you have to go through that.

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  5. Ooh! That sucks. What sucks worse is even if you declared bankruptcy, and I recently did, you can't get relief from student loans. Have you tried pursuing the district attorney for child support? I'm sorry you gotta deal with this.

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  6. it all sounds awful --not paying child-support that is low; so sorry you and your kids have to go through that.

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  7. Oh that is such a bummer! I would try like Reina says, and see about the district attorney on the child support:)

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  8. So sorry you are going through this! Good luck and hope this is over soon.
    Leigh

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  9. Oh dear - I hadn't thought about this sort of thing for years. I'm with you though - let them take you to court, and let a judge try to tell you that you have to pay HIS student loan debt. Somehow I can't imagine that happening!

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