Monday, February 14, 2011

'Til death do us part, unless we're talking about your student loans

So many of my readers were outraged by a recent piece in the Consumerist about a dead woman and her student loan debt. The woman graduated from the University of Kansas and died shortly thereafter from cancer. She owed $45,000 in student loan debt, so the lenders sent their collecting bloodhounds to terrorize her parents. As the article aptly states, "Because every grieving family needs to fight banks." Exactly.

Unfortunately, this story isn't remarkable. That's what outrages me. I've read several cases (and am confident there are more out there) about lenders going after those who have survived the indentured educated servant. 

As many of you know, many of these loans follow you to your grave. That is not exactly comforting.

Lenders have certainly changed the meaning of hauntings, haven't they? Funny thing is, they've inverted it. Is it really right that the hauntings are being caused by the living? Lenders, I have news for you, you're fooling around with the wrong rules. You shouldn't be tormenting dead souls, and you shouldn't be demonizing their families. This will bite you in the ass at some point. So, yeah, good luck in the afterlife.

Image Of A Despondent Student Loan Debt Ghost

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