Many individuals I have encountered in my career view a job at a non-profit as something you do once you’ve made your money in the ‘for profit’ sector and are ready to give back. Unfortunately, this is far from the truth, and while profit is obviously not the main objective in the non-profit sector, it […]
If you want to become a real estate mogul you don’t need much money to get there. Here’s how to start building your empire with just $10k.
Investing student loans has been a hot button issue for many years. At the peak of the stock market in 2006, it was a commonly held belief that investing student loans was a wise and safe decision.
Universities suing students — it’s happening! Here’s what you need to know to help avoid this happening to you.
Student loan income-based repayment is a way to pay your student loans that gives you relief based on your income levels.
Most of us, at some point in our lives, have been sitting around talking with friends when someone says, “Hey, that is a great idea! You should totally build that (start that, try that, do that, open that, make that, create that, etc.).” This simple validation of an idea could be the spark that is […]
By definition, a proprietary college or university is one which operates as a private, profit-seeking business. Some popular examples of proprietary schools in the United States are the University of Phoenix, DeVry University, Kaplan University, Strayer University, and ITT Technical Institute. I had a conversation recently with a colleague of mine, about whether or not […]
Many of you have likely heard of Oregon’s radical new program called “Pay it Forward, Pay it Back.” The catchy title belies a program that provides free tuition for students attending community college or a public university in Oregon. In exchange for this tuition, graduates would then pay back a small fixed percentage of their income […]
The following is my best recollection of a recent conversation I had with a college student in my office. He was an incoming freshman who was coming in to talk about his tuition bill for the first semester. Me: “Good Morning! How can I help you?” College Student (CS): “Well, I’m not sure really. It […]
“How much money do you make?” That was the question a complete stranger asked me this weekend. I was shocked. I stumbled over my words, mumbling something along the lines of “enough to get by,” and I politely changed the subject. My wife and I were at a party with some friends this weekend when […]
When I was 8 years old, my mother started teaching me about mutual funds. I had no idea what they were at the time, but she was learning about them for the first time, and saw how important it was for children to know how they worked. She encouraged me to start mowing my neighbors […]