Sign No. 341 that our kids need some kind of financial education in high school: Northeastern alum Kelli Space has launched a website called Two Hundred Thou. Yes, you guessed it: Space borrowed close to that amount (when you tack on interest) to attend college, and is currently making $891 payments to Sallie Mae each month that she can't afford, even with a full-time job. How did she find herself in this pickle? By following the "romantic advice" that the "cost of tuition should never keep you from attending a great school." What's a girl to do? Why ask you to pay her debt!
"Now, with your help, I can fix the mistake I made 5 years ago—as an 18-year-old, financially-unintelligent high school graduate," writes Space, who includes a handy chart on her site that explains that she just needs to find 300,000 Americans willing to donate 67 cents to pay it all off. To date she has raised $1,726.50. Click here for more.