By Anonymous - United States
Today, my mother came over again to help me work on my Student Aid application. She also brought over the savings bonds that she has been accumulating since I was born to help pay for college. Turns out they won't reach maturity until I'm thirty. She never bothered to check out this fact. I'm screwed for college. FML
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By  rofflewaffle  |  9

Bawww my mommy didn't pay for my college. Now I have to pay for it myself like a real person. And my Ferrari has a flat tire. F my liiife.
Buck up. Get a job. Take out loans. People do this every damn day. You're not special.

By  birds_fml  |  7

You're not screwed. Just take out loans if you have to, and then when the bonds mature use them to pay off the loans. I mean, were those bonds REALLY enough to pay for your entire education? Depending on where you go, that could cost $40k or more.

  captainkrispy  |  2

no OP doesn't need to join the army. OP needs to be homeless for a while, then out of nowhere get an amazing radio host voice. After you do that you will be on many different shows, then you get famous, then you become rich.

  yuggi1  |  11

Truck drivers make money. My dad is one and he has money buried everywhere as well as in the banks.
I just need to look more carefully.

By  sylphy  |  0

ugh bonds fucking suck. I have about a million of them and none of them have reached maturity even though they're all 7 year bonds from over 10 years ago.

By  shanameow  |  7

Well... Maybe you could use those in the future to help pay off student loans?
Or a community college is a great way to get your general ed. out of the way, and save money!

  lkd8165  |  0

actually, depending on how old they are, and what the interest rates have been since the date of issuance, they very well could be worth more than face value. just because they don't mature for 30 years doesn't mean it takes 30 years to reach face value. I once held a $50 bond for about 5 years before I cashed it was purchased for $25 and redeemed for about $47. if I had held onto it for one more year it would have been face value, and nowhere near maturity. btw, I work at a bank, so what I'm saying is not purely anecdotal.

  heysteph  |  2

Maturity by definition is actually the point when a bond reaches face value; not when it stops earning interest.
To the op: you're whining because the free money that you have for college isn't worth as much as you thought? Poor child, let's hope you survive the night.

By  rofflewaffle  |  9

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  chellexx  |  0

seriously. I get so sick of spoiled kids who whine and act like life is so hard when they realize not every little thing will work out their way. OP should finish the financial aid application, and then either get a job or take out a loan. I go to a university that is mostly a commuter school, so just about everyone I know is paying for their own education. we're all fine! sure, it can be stressfull but we don't all complain and act like we have it so rough. just grow up and act like an adult by taking responsibility and find a different way to pay for school. you are not screwed, you're actually insanely lucky you have some bonds to look forward too. most people have to work on paying off loans for years.

By  chellexx  |  0

for real! I don't have any bonds. i am getting through school just fine with financial aid and...*gasp* working and earning money! there are Also student loans available. OP needs to stop being a whining bitch and realize they can make it through.