Four Mistakes I Made In College (I Hope My Kids Don’t Make)

Mistakes I Made In College
Live and learn… While this old adage is true, I hope my children’s financial future is brighter than mine.  I hope I teach them to make smart financial decisions. So if they do make poor financial decisions, it affects them only in the short term, rather than decades as some of my financial mistakes have affected me. Here are some things I hope my kids do differently than me: Eating Out I...

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Is an apprenticeship better than a degree?

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This is a guest post. If you’re interested in guest posting with us, read our policy. Growing up is hard. Remember being 18 and struggling to deal with university applications, course selections, and oh yeah, borrowing $10,000 in student loan money?  Yeah, it sucks – so why make it harder?  It’s conventional wisdom that smart kids need to go to college to get the good jobs.  And sure,...

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Is university the answer?

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With just over four months to go until my student loan is paid off, I can’t help but wonder – was my university education worth it? The idea of a university degree has an element of romance about it and “higher education” has an indisputable lure to it. But does it pay off?   Photo Credit: Xiaobo Song via Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/skobo/4345704586/) The university...

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