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Published:February 13th, 2016 10:31 EST

How Far Would You Go to Pay Off Your Student Loans?

By Robert Paul Reyes

"How far would you go to pay off your student loans? Cut off a pinky finger? Take a punch from former professional boxer Mike Tyson? Give up social media for life?

A new poll shows some graduated student loan borrowers would willingly go to extremes to pay off outstanding student debt. That includes pain, suffering and, possibly, a move to Syria."


There`s something rotten in Denmark when graduates from colleges and universities spend most of their adult lives paying off their student debt. Is it any wonder Bernie Sanders campaign is resonating with young people?

I don`t have any outstanding student loans, I`m older than dirt, or any kind of debt. That admission may cost me a few readers, since most Americans are saddled with debt of one kind or another.

But if I owed a huge amount of money, how far would I got to pay off my debt? I probably wouldn`t cut off a pinky finger, but I would certainly take a punch from Mike Tyson. At this point in his life the degenerate would have a hard time knocking out Betty White.

How far would you go to pay off your debts?

Give up coffee for life?

Abstain from sex for a decade?

Sacrifice your firstborn?

Move to Syria for life?

Have sex with Amy Winehouse? Yes, I know she`s dead.

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