Considering the staggering cost of a four-year college degree, many young people and their parents are asking themselves if it’s worth going into debt. A recent report from Ascent Student Loans shows that current college students say they’re paying more than they expected for their education. As...

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“You won’t find a good-paying job and a satisfying career unless you have a college degree.” It might soon be one of those sayings we throw in the “not anymore” category. It’s true that a college degree is still a route to getting a top job, but there’s a growing number of Fortune 500 companies...

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It’s college’s “ugly stepsister.” Many students don’t even consider trade schools as a next-step after high school. Even parents register concerns due to completely misplaced ideas and stereotypes about career opportunities after completion. The truth is that trade schools are ideal for some...

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In my last blog I warned about how so many college students are prevented from buying homes and establishing families due to the burden imposed by student debt. Here I want to warn against being lured into thinking that various loan forgiveness programs might point the way to easy street. The amount...

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America is renowned as the land of opportunity. A big part of what’s often been called “the American Dream” has been home ownership. Traditionally that meant working hard and putting away savings for a number of years until you had enough to afford a down payment. I bet that’s how many of your...

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It’s not a tradition spanning many generations. Chances are, it may only go as far back as your grandparents. Attending college is a relatively new occurrence in America. A century ago, less than five percent of people attended college. Fast-forward to the present. Last fall, more than 20 million students...

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If you’re college-bound, or a parent of someone who is, you’re probably experiencing sticker shock at the cost. The nonprofit organization College Board puts out an annual report, and the latest one provides some sobering numbers. The average cost (we should specify that the number includes tuition,...

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Regular readers of this blog know that a subject I hammer on repeatedly is the high cost of college and the dubious return on investment that brings for many college graduates – even worse for college dropouts. If you’re in the mood for a review, check out this blog from last August.  Bringing me...

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My past five blogs have explained why I think college is not a good idea for many of you reading this. A short summary of those reasons are: 1. The market for college graduates is saturated. 2. Grade inflation has diminished the quality of a college degree. 3. College education has morphed into indoctrination....

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