Today during one of the most historic races in a America, two explosions rocked the Boston Marathon, in Boston, MA. causing more than 144 injuries and leaving 3 dead including spectators and racers. Preliminary witness reports hearing two separate explosions near the finish line of the marathon about 15 seconds apart form each other as many of the racers were preparing to finish the race. Emergency responders are on the seen attending to all who were injured. Right now FBI investigators and law enforcement officials are investigating to determine the cause of the explosions and they have not yet released a statement about the definite cause of the incident, and they have neither confirmed nor denied whether this was a planned bombing or unfortunate explosion due to some type of unforeseen infrastructure failure. Currently counter terrorism units are seen working with local and federal officials to help determine the cause of the incident as well. Vice President Joe Biden has released a statement stating ” That his office has just been made aware of the incidents and that the thoughts and prayers of himself and his office are with all of those effected and they are waiting on information about the cause of the explosions as well. My thoughts and prayers are with not only the city of Boston but also to the families of all of those who are effected. This is truly a confusing and perplexing turn of events and I am cannot wrap my mind round what could potentially be the motivation behind this incident and I will be keeping a close eye on events and actions not only surrounding this incident but events to come.
Student Loan debt is officially the sinlge largest source of debt in the United states by finally surpassing credit card a little over a year ago. Student Loan debt is catastrophic problem that is crippling millions of American everyday causing tremendous financial hardships and struggles for many people to barely make ends meet, let alone actually pay back the astronomical amounts of money owed, plus the insanely ridiculous compounding interest which effortlessly adds years to the life of these loans and almost enures your principal will remain untouched. As a young person & recent college graduate, I can attest to how hard it is to truly comprehend the amount of money you will have to pay back to the institutions that so generously came to your aid when you needed help paying for those classes, and how you know have to almost completely change your entire life’s plan just to get a foot hold on the monstrous debt. These concepts are never easy to grasp and often time even hard to even ponder but these are real issues that fade real people every day. Below is an article form the BloomBerg report going into some detail about some options that many be available to some of us who owe student loans, and also some stories of some people who just may be a little bit more in the hole than you are when it comes dealing with the problem that never seems to go away…..SALLIE MAE!!