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Old 12-30-2012, 12:12 AM   #1
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What should I do with my bike for college?

So I am transferring to Texas State fall semester 2013. I am getting a condo that my mom is paying for thankfully. I am bring my car for sure but I want to take my bike with me. But I want to buy another bike, my dad doesn't care but my mom does not want me to get a 1-3grand loan during school (I pay for my classes and books). If I get another bike in 3 months or so I could try to pay for it possibly before school starts. Am I being to eager to get another bike? Should I not get a load during college? I plan on going to the national guard or coast guard to become a helicopter pilot after I graduate, do you think they would pay my school debt if I joined?
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:20 AM   #2
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Buy another bike if that's what you want. You r paying for it. Pay cash
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Some branches will pay off your school loans upon joining.. talk to the recruiter... it all depends on the type of loan you have... a friend of mine got screwed because he did personal loans to pay for school? i dont remember but the military wouldnt cover those for him.

So do you already have a bike and want another one?

either way do what you want... youll be away from mom she wont know till later! haha
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School first and if moms is paying rent i would hold off on a bike but thats me.
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don't get the bike yet.. make sure you get recruiter's word on writing
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Listen to your mom since she is paying for your housing. Once your parents stop paying for anything you can buy whatever you want. Her logic will be if you can afford another bike then you can afford to pay rent, and she would be right!
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if you have to get a loan for it... you can't afford it.. pay cash. save up.
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Some branches will pay off your school loans upon joining.. talk to the recruiter... it all depends on the type of loan you have... a friend of mine got screwed because he did personal loans to pay for school? i dont remember but the military wouldnt cover those for him.

So do you already have a bike and want another one?

either way do what you want... youll be away from mom she wont know till later! haha
Yeah I wouldn't do a personal loan I would be going through financial aid, I wanted to sell my 250 and pick up a 600.
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School first and if moms is paying rent i would hold off on a bike but thats me.
That is far to reasonable! I happen to agree. What's wrong with the 250 as a college bike?
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Yeah I wouldn't do a personal loan I would be going through financial aid, I wanted to sell my 250 and pick up a 600.
Yeah I agree, I paid cash the years I went to San Jac before joining the military. I dont know why my friend did a personal loan.... screwed his self.
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Keep the 250, buy the 600 as a graduation present. Honestly, a 250 will get you all the coed you could want just as well as a bigger bike. Besides, why bother getting a loan for less than 5K? You should be able to save that much in under a year.
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Keep the 250, buy the 600 as a graduation present. Honestly, a 250 will get you all the coed you could want just as well as a bigger bike. Besides, why bother getting a loan for less than 5K? You should be able to save that much in under a year.
This. I had an old SV1000 and a 67 Triumph that I rode during school. Once I finished I threw down $12k cash and bought myself a brand new shiny Aprilia. Don't borrow any money if you don't have to. Once you finish school and get money coming in you will still be broke trying to pay back all the money you borrowed while you were broke. I have friends with degrees and great jobs but they are broke paying back school loans, credit cards, car notes and the rest of the stuff they got while they were in college. Throw in an accidental pregnancy or an injury and you will be thanking your lucky stars you didn't take on a bunch of debt.
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School first and if moms is paying rent i would hold off on a bike but thats me.
This. If those are her wishes, it is the least you can do to show your respect and appreciation for her helping offset you college costs.

You can ride what you have now and set buying a new one as a goal after graduation. Pay yourself in a bike fund. If nothing else its a good safety net and if you do not have an emergency, you will have cash for a new bike when you are done.

Not an easy choice, but maybe better.
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you have a car and a bike now.... that is all you need... and a 250 is a great choice for college...
if your mom is against it, is seems she is not so much concerned about you having a bike as she is about you having a loan while trying to go to school... she is already helping you with covering your lodging...she is trying to keep you out of a financial bind, and protect you from unexpected things that could come up... she is not trying to control you, she is trying to help you, the sort of thing parents do...
either follow her wishes or pay your own way completely....man up...if you take her money, do it her way... if you do it your way, pay your own way
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So I am transferring to Texas State fall semester 2013. I am getting a condo that my mom is paying for thankfully. I am bring my car for sure but I want to take my bike with me. But I want to buy another bike, my dad doesn't care but my mom does not want me to get a 1-3grand loan during school (I pay for my classes and books). If I get another bike in 3 months or so I could try to pay for it possibly before school starts. Am I being to eager to get another bike? Should I not get a load during college? I plan on going to the national guard or coast guard to become a helicopter pilot after I graduate, do you think they would pay my school debt if I joined?
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nope, but since your going to school, hopefully soon you can type in english
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