Is an apprenticeship better than a degree?

apprenticeship, getting a degree, college, internship
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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Why you should chill out about student finance

student library, student finance, student loan, paying off student loans
This is a guest post from Steve. Steve is an essay writer working for academic essay creation service Best Custom Essay, and provides advice for students not just when it comes to essay writing, but for university life in general. Studying is vital for getting your degree, but student finance is a key issue too, and Steve wants to put students’ minds at ease when it comes to either. Having the financial...

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Updates: June 17 – 23

CF and I were discussing this morning how great it is that we can harvest our herb garden whenever we like. It can be a challenge to have a garden when you live in the city, but we are really enjoying the fruits of our labor thus far, especially the watercress. On of my friends is part of an organization that works to turn old gas station land into community garden’s. He just opened up applications...

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Student loans paid off!

Student loans, student loan paid off, debt free, financial freedom
Last month I reached a major milestone towards financial independence – I paid off my Student Loan! I graduated in April of 2008, so all in all, I took 3 years and 10 months to pay back $13,000 to the government. Had my friends at the National Student Loan Service Centre had their way, it would have been over 8 years before I had repaid my loan in full and I would have paid much more in interest...

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