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06-25-2012, 11:49 AM
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: St. Albert, Alberta
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You should likely pay off your credit card before putting money towards your student loans(unless it was the mandatory payment). Even still, if you're running a balance on your CC you should have your student loan re-payments reduced to the minimum amount until you're CC is paid off. CC's interest rates are way higher than student loans and plus the amount of interest you pay on your student loan you can claim 15% of it on your taxes.
Also congrats on the interview, what type of position is it with them?
The negative to my student loan is that it's a bank loan, and I dropped out before graduation. Just realized that I wasn't doing what I wanted to do, and figured it wasn't worth wasting another 5-10 thousand dollars on. I'm not sure that I'd qualify for tax relief. I paid off my MC already, but my Visa still carries a good $900 or so, which really sucks. I get a lot of pressure from my aunt on the loan. She's my co-signer.
Looking to join flight crew. Get a chance to fly, and get a foot in the door with them for when I finish my maintenance degree. I did baggage handling and ramp services for them for a year while I worked for Servisair, but it's not really the same as being an actual employee.
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