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Will Obama’s Student Loan Relief Plan Help you & Our Country?
Mon, 10/31/11 | 17 Comments
Will Obama’s Student Loan Relief Plan Help you & Our Country?

We have a tuition inflation problem in this country. As a result, we have a student loan debt problem as well.
Student debt was higher than credit card debt for the first time ever in 2010 …

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 | 17 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 | 75 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 | 18 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 …


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