As we all know too well, college is expensive. Like, tens of thousands of dollars expensive. One girl named Kim was lucky enough to have a college fund provided by her grandparents but dumb enough to blow all that money on clothes and a vacation to Europe. Now, she doesn’t have enough dough to cover her senior year.
Kim told her story on the The Bert Show, an Atlanta, Georgia-based radio show. While describing how she blew through the money in just three years, she said,
“I also included that budget for school clothes…and college break money…I probably should have not done that…I took a trip to Europe…The Europe thing I thought was part of my education and that’s how I tried to justify that.”
Instead of owning up to her lack of budgeting skills, Kim blamed her parents for not teaching her money management.
“Maybe they should have taught me how to budget a little more carefully…They never sat me down and had like a real serious talk about it…They said there was nothing they could do to help me anyway…They’re not being honest with me and saying they don’t have [money], because my dad has worked for like a million years, and they have a retirement account.”
The one smart thing this girl did was disguise her voice and not disclose her last name on the radio show. Otherwise, we can safely bet that her social media accounts would be swarmed with people telling her to get a job. That’s what one of the co-hosts of the talk show did, but Kim argued that a part-time job would make her grades suffer.
“I know [my parents are] trying to teach me a lesson and blah, blah, blah and character building but, like, I hope they realize [working part-time] could have such a negative effect on my grades and as a person.”
Kim said she promised to eventually pay her parents back if they loaned her the money, but the proposal was rejected, Mashable reports. Kim has never had a job before, but she’s looking one as she took out a loan to pay for her senior year.
Welcome to the real world, Kim.
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