Whether you’re starting college for the first time, or going for a different degree years later, you should look for ways that you can save money during college. College is a great expense and many people incur thousands of dollars of debt in student loans. You shouldn’t add any more debt on top of it. Learn how to manage your money during college, and find ways to cut back on
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Decisions, decisions. Like it or not, our lives are defined by them.
It’s no secret that a big part of our financial success is based upon the decisions we make in life.
Just ask any person who has jeopardized their financial future by, say, starting a family before securing a good job.
Fortunately, most of us will be lucky enough to be afforded with at least one or two challenging opportunities — and
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Don't laugh; after running the numbers he most likely decided it made little sense to attend a traditional American college.
Some things in life are painfully overrated.
Take camping, for instance. Or iPhones.
I’ve never understood the allure of luxury cars or the Baby Boomer generation’s collective fascination with Bob Dylan either.
And although it pains me to say this — because it will probably ruin any chance I’ll ever have of scoring
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In Alexa Russell’s post today, she writes about how, for some non-Americans, investing in an English bachelors degree or higher, can lead to employment in SEO, technical writing and online content management. Alexa has authored several pieces on the jobs available to English degree graduates.
Although an English degree might not end up on Len’s list of the 10 worst things ever bought, it might not be far from the truth
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Annual tuition at K-8 private schools currently averages about $8,000.
That means over a nine-year period parents will end up spending $72,000 per child — as long as tuition rates never increase. (Insert laugh track here.)
Of course, most parents end up considering private education because they only want what is best for their child.
Well, today I’m going to show you why private school is absolutely not worth it – not only
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If you’re looking to earn the biggest annualized net return on your college investment, studies consistently show that your best bet is via a science- or math-based technical degree. With that in mind, one would assume science or math is the most valuable subject taught in grade school. Not true; it’s English. Especially when you consider that our customers, bosses, and colleagues often gauge our competence and evaluate our work based
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I thought this article would be apropos today, considering the Honeybee and I are enjoying a bit of a second honeymoon in Maui this week — sans kids, of course. And yes, we’re having a fabulous time!
It’s tough being single. Perhaps that’s why Internet dating is now bigger than the porn industry, according to an infographic by Online Schools.
In fact, with 40 million people now taking advantage of online dating
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I hate to admit this, kids, but I used to think my parents were really dumb too. A few peas short of a casserole. All foam, no beer. Dumber than a box of hair.
I get it; Matthew, you’re 14 and, Nina, you’re 12 going on 26, which, by default, means you both already know everything about anything. But as time passes by, you’ll begin to realize that the older you
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There is more than a grain of truth in the old joke that goes something like this:
The engineering graduate asks, “How will it work?”
The physics grad wants to know, “Why does it work?”
And the liberal arts graduate asks, “Do you want fries with that?”
A recent study by Bloomberg Businessweek evaluated over 500 American universities and colleges. Here are the top 15 that provided the best net annualized returns on investment:
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