Here’s a question: Is it worth pursuing degree programs in fields with statistically low salaries and high unemployment, even if you love the topic? That depends. How quickly are you looking to retire? Also, how strong is your love of money? The debate rages on, and its a hotly contested one. Nobody wants to spend … Continue reading Degree programs and high salaries: How much do you love money?
I am not a big fan of school. Our one-size-fits-all approach to educating our nation’s younger population does our entire society a disservice, and we are saddling some truly amazing teachers with the burdens of a broken and incomplete system. And it all starts at the lowest levels of education. Think grade school. It’s education for … Continue reading The three things every school must teach our kids
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
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.
Clearly 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?”
It was not long ago when I thought that spending four years in college and getting a degree was the only “real” way to make a living in this country, and that anyone who found work another way somehow isn’t doing it right, or at the very least, was not as qualified. But, that was before … Continue reading I’ve been rethinking this whole “college” thing