Al-Qaeda Ate My Student Loans

| January 7, 2002 Issue

Al-Qaeda Ate My Student Loans, Matthew Callan, FreezerBox
An unexpected loan payment reprieve from "the friendly folks who hold my student loans in their icy talons" leads New York City writer Matthew Callen to contemplate the events that lead to his forbearance. Because he lives in a federal disaster area, he's entitled to a six-month break from loan payments. His initial glee becomes a more somber reflection: "I was overwhelmed by the feeling that I did not deserve such a gift. I was lucky enough to escape September 11 unharmed, as were all my friends and family," he writes in the online Web zine FreezerBox. Even so, after a disturbing conversation with one of New York's Bravest, Callen comes to wonder why banks won't do more.
--Sara V. Buckwitz
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Maky U
5/20/2009 3:29:27 AM

That is a excellent thoughts! What can I say is keep up the good work! Thanks I learn a lot. But aside from that breaking reports, are you familiar with Victoria Gotti? Victoria Gotti is in trouble. She isn't getting arrested or anything, but the mortgage on the castle Victoria Gotti lives in is about to get foreclosed on – putting the Mafia princess out of her home. Daughter to criminal royalty, John Gotti, the onetime head of the Gambino crime family, she married a mobster herself (surprise!) and they were able to purchase a lavish home close to Long Island. She is $650,000 behind, so she isn't likely to be able to keep it, and that is definitely out of the reach of quick payday loans. However, with a mortgage that size there will probably be no mortgage loan modification in the future for Victoria Gotti. To read more visit

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