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How I Graduated from College … Totally Debt-Free

According to the most recent numbers from the Institute for College Access and Success, the average American college graduate walks out of school carrying close to $30,000 in debt. 1,562 more words

There Be Too Many Dragons

There are days when it is very difficult to concentrate on just one topic.  The world cries out with the idiocy of so many dolts and one scarcely knows where to begin.   1,365 more words

The Real vs. the Ideal (Sometimes Life Happens)

The latest issue of Investment News reminded me of an article I saw recently about Marco Rubio, a Senator seeking the Republican Presidential nomination. It seems that he cashed in a 401k to buy a refrigerator, an air conditioner, pay some college costs for his children and cover some campaign expenses. 201 more words

Financial Planning

Bet Your Dollar

by Iris Ruby

“Cheaper is better”, a phrase coined by an unknown person and used by nearly everyone, implies that cheaper price/item is better than the more expensive price/item. 1,088 more words

College Debt


The dark cloud has disappeared from over my head, and I’m back to my old joyful self. I’ve always been very positive and friendly, and I’m starting to feel like myself again. 302 more words

How much is that physics major in the window?

A friend pointed me to a recent study looking at the earnings (salaries) of people with degrees in different majors — for example, what’s the average salary of a physics major? 360 more words


Choosing a college major? Read this first

People pick a college major for all kinds of reasons, of course, some of which have little or nothing to do with money. Even so, and especially now that record numbers of graduates enter the workforce carrying a heavy load of debt, about 80% of college students choose a major based at least in part on how well the resulting career will pay, says a new… 417 more words