Today we have an awesome guest post by Frank McCourt on student debt, how to handle it and avoid it. As of 2012, the average amount of student debt accrued by graduating students reached nearly thirty-thousand dollars. For these graduating students, debt is a fact of life that they’ll be dealing with for around a decade after leaving their old alma mater. Student debt … [Read more...] about Doing Your Debt Homework: 3 Strategies to Plan Ahead for Student Debt
Do you save for your children's education? Or do you plan to start? If you think it's important to help your child with college expenses, you are in luck, because you have some options. One of the most common ways to save for education is through a 529 plan. A 529 is like an IRA for education. Let's see how a 529 can help you... The Breakdown A 529 is an education savings … [Read more...] about What is a 529?
I just published an awesome guest post, which was an inspiring story about working full-time while paying for college. I think it's appropriate that I follow it up with an awesome infographic about the debt of college. If you are considering college, you will most likely incur some degree (no pun intended) of debt. This is the question we face: Is the degree worth the … [Read more...] about College Education: Is the Debt Worth It? [Infographic]
The following is a guest post by K.D. Swineford. This is a great story about being able to get a higher education, while working a full-time job! See more about the author at the end. Higher education is a goal for many, but not everyone can afford to cut back on work hours to make it happen. Even the hefty price tag of a degree these days is enough to deter people from … [Read more...] about How I Successfully Juggled Full-Time Work and Grad School