College

This article may contain affiliate links. As I was perusing the Interweb this week, I came across some survey results that outlined the extent to which parents are taking on student loans for their kids. Truth be told, these results floored me. I’m shocked at the number of parents who are willing to jeopardize their own [...]

It’s true. I’m going to tell you my secret for how I paid off $25,000 in loans in a mere 15 years. I hope you detect the sarcasm. When I graduated college in 2002, I walked away with a degree and student loan debt totaling $25,000. I made most of the right moves when it [...]

When it comes to higher education there are generally two sides of the story. Which side you tend to find yourself often correlates with your experience. I know when I was younger all I wanted to do was go to a flashy school. Flashy when I was in high school was the local expensive private [...]

This article may contain affiliate links. Please see our Disclosure for more info. As the new year starts to take shape and I take inventory of all that I have and all that I have done, I realize that I am oftentimes too hard on myself – I’m guessing many of you are in the [...]

I have the pleasure of enjoying a high school graduation for a member of our family this year. Instead of just giving the expected cash gift – which we also did – we crafted a financial game plan for our special graduate and offered free money coaching for the entirety of her adult life. It felt [...]

On my ride in to work this morning I was listening to the latest podcast by The Minimalists (Education) and it got me thinking how far I’ve come since graduating high school.  It also had me thinking how I’m still the same person and how little it all means.  Before realizing I had what it [...]

As I was scouring the internet this week reading other financial blogs, I was excited to come across This One by our friends at How To Stuff Your Pig.  It’s all about financial gift giving for children.  I was amazed that the very first suggestion is the EXACT one we will be doing for Mini [...]

I grew up in a trailer and I am sitting here with a Master’s Degree right now.  And it only cost me $25,000.  So, why are so many people whining about the cost of college?  In my opinion, we as Americans have lost our ability to make intelligent, informed decisions.  I’m not saying that college [...]

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