How to manage student loans for college like a boss

As much as I generally dislike the idea that college is a necessity for everybody, statistics overwhelmingly prove that those with college degrees not only earn significantly more money over a lifetime, but also enjoy lower unemployment and a more fulfilling work life. College degrees are becoming more and more valuable, and college graduates earn an … Continue reading How to manage student loans for college like a boss

Stay in school or you will wind up at Michigan State?

I was at the gym the other day – in the morning on a weekday because I quit my “I’m a prestigious manager” job and now work from home and design my own schedule – and couldn’t help but notice a guy walk up to some middle-aged woman using a treadmill next to me.  He walked up to her, grasped her arm and said, with a smile on his face, “stay in school or you will wind up at Michigan State“.  Laughter ensued.

Michigan State University sealClearly they knew each other, and that comment may have been said in jest (perhaps she went to Michigan State).  But true to my own peculiar form, it got me thinking once again about education in this country, and particularly higher education and how different schools automatically conjure up assumptions on that person’s fitness for a job or potential to succeed.

Quite frankly, I find it disgusting. Continue reading “Stay in school or you will wind up at Michigan State?”