Nada for me!

July 8, 2008 0 Comments

“Well, well, well,…over the past few months I’ve watched about 20 professional co-workers with degrees in their fields fall victim to our flailing economy as the company laid them off, and I’ve experienced a paycut myself. Although I’m a full-time employee as well as full-time student (who pays for her own tuition in full because FAFSA has said that my Expected Family Contribution is nearly $30k – which is more than my annual salary), I just found out that I can expect absolutley no stimulus check in the mail because Congress decided adult dependent children – anyone 17 or older as of Dec. 31 -– are not eligible for a rebate. I know, “Waa-waa-waa for the adult (22yo) child that lives at home with mommy and daddy…” Well, in SoCal, it’s pretty hard to move out being a young adult going to school full-time; in order to afford housing in a safe area you need to work two or more jobs, or cram as many roommates as possible into one spot. The intended use of this money was to pay off debt accumulated while paying tuition, buying textbooks, and other school related expenses, and then once I had caught up with the bills to become a super-saver for long-term fiscal safety. My future kids and grandkids will be paying to fund this shenanigan, and I don’t even get a morsel of the pie. Thanks for the space to rant; ranting to the parents that desperately needed to claim me in the first place didn’t seem right.”

Nita, 22, Receptionist by day / Student by night
Orange County, CA

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