First off noticing as I typed that I left out best friend...ahhh how things change.
I don't get them I don't get it I don't get it!!!
They own a house in IL, take a 2nd mortgage on it to pay for some repairs and their wedding, then take a home equity loan out to go to Ireland for his grad school to use the $$ to run off of. They sold their cars, all their furniture and are renting the house out right now but for under the price of the mortgage each month.
Then he decides to go to Ireland (it was all him she has changed so much since she met him and got married) for graduate school for an MBA they live around the road from northwestern University in Chicago - one of the top MBA programs in the nation.
So now they are renting this tiny little place in ireland, she's working yes, but they have little $$$ a mound of debt to come home to.
I'm talking to her on facebook now and she tells me her husband left the new student orientation early because it was stupid - it was for all of the out of country students, informing them on how to liver in ireland, telling them about the area, allowing them to meet people and he thought it was stupid so he left - he told katie - we dont' need to know how to live in ireland we already know how to live here - they've been there for a week.