My college loans are a bear. I just completed 5 years of college, and like every other graduate, I came out of school with loans that are suffocating. I am trying to get out from underneath my loans so I can:
• put money toward my car (my old one was totaled, not my doing, and there was no financial support to help obtain a new vehicle)
• help my brother out with his college (he is halfway through high school with parents who are in the process of divorcing, and is being thrown around between them, and his college savings has been minimal, most of the money going to the divorce instead of into his savings)
• move closer to my family who recently all moved out of state. I am the only resident in my family left in the state and I am struggling with the weather, selling the house that I have lived in for 23 years, afford moving equipment, etc.
My current job is providing me with all the help they can give me, but it is just not enough. I work 10 hour days and am still attempting to put a measly amount of money away into my retirement. I do not have any outstanding credit or credit issues besides for my college loans. I would like to keep it that way so that I can support my brother as best as I can and still afford to feed myself and put gas in my car to get to work. Any help you can provide is a huge blessing. Thank you.