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The Student Debt Cocktail: When Student Debt, Poor Credit, & Unemployment Wipe Out the Increased Earning Power of a Degree
Mon, 05/2/11 | 15 Comments
The Student Debt Cocktail: When Student Debt, Poor Credit, & Unemployment Wipe Out the Increased Earning Power of a Degree

At first, the idea that a secondary degree might leave you worse off than before will sound contradictory to everything we’ve heard.
After all, there is plenty of data to go around that proves the added …

Should you Move Back Home with your Parents? (85% of this year’s grads planned to!)
Wed, 11/3/10 | 15 Comments
Should you Move Back Home with your Parents? (85% of this year’s grads planned to!)

According to CNN, 85% of college seniors plan to move back in with their parents. That number is up from 67% in 2006. The rise is almost surely due to the recession and how competitive …

De-constructing Society’s Educational Norms: Do your Life Goals Really Require a Traditional Education?
Fri, 05/28/10 | 9 Comments
De-constructing Society’s Educational Norms: Do your Life Goals Really Require a Traditional Education?

The validity of the entire educational system, and in particular for the purposes of this post – traditional public and private post-secondary degrees has been under the microscope much more in recent years. And for …

Why Graduate Degrees Are a Rip Off: Crunching the Numbers
Thu, 01/21/10 | 74 Comments
Why Graduate Degrees Are a Rip Off: Crunching the Numbers

This one should fire you up one way or the other. I’ve been in many a heated debate about this very topic before. So let’s have some fun with it. I’m going to come out …

Harvard’s Endowment Fund Hoard
Thu, 09/10/09 | 17 Comments
Harvard’s Endowment Fund Hoard

Recently, Harvard announced that their endowment dropped 30% last year from $36.9 billion to $26 billion. Due to their financial hardship, they eliminated 275 staff jobs and a put a freeze on salaries. At the …

Student Loan Rate Cut Opportunities
Wed, 07/15/09 | 5 Comments
Student Loan Rate Cut Opportunities

Whether you’ve graduated recently or you’re thinking about going back to school, there are some appealing rate cuts that you could take advantage of. This is potentially a great opportunity to strategically slice your interest …


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