Nicole Labonte, 28
Debt has had a negative impact on me and my life, I feel just as I was getting out of debt I went back to school for Nursing, just today I found out I passed my Nursing registration exam which costs more money I should add! We are being set up for failure when we are trying to better ourselves by getting post secondary education, I am over $31,000 in debt and that is terrifying, it would also be a great down payment for a house or buy me a new car! It is insane to think of paying that off some day and thinking of how long it will take me! I am 28 years old and forced to live with my parents (I am grateful they are helping me out but it is not ideal) because I cannot afford to live on my own currently, which I would love to be able to do! Being debt free would be one of the best things I could ever hope for and feel! I wish the people in charge of these decisions would see how well it is working out for other countries, because it is indeed being implemented in other countries and working great for everyone! Please just rethink how much this could help those who need it!!!