Real life is tough. Are you terrified you’re going to screw up life? You don’t have to be. Here are some tips on how to get a grip on life and take control.
Not sure what you should do after college? You’re not alone. Here are some helpful ideas that just might be what you’re looking for.
We all have a dream job. But should you accept a position that isn’t your dream job? Find out how to balance dreams w/ reality in this post.
Summers during college can be a lot of fun! They can also be great opportunities to setup your career for future success. However, for some students (myself included), it can be daunting to figure out the best college summer vacation ideas. There’s so much to choose from! But what’s the best thing to do? Is […]
Once heralded as the next step in the evolution of education, for-profit universities are dropping like flies. Recent rules and regulations have limited their federal funding and current lawsuits allege misconduct that’s causing enrollment to drop and suspicions to increase. So what does the future hold for these oft-criticized institutions? The Numbers Between 2011 and […]
The traditional college story is pretty well known. You go to a big public university, move into the dorms and start stressing about which major to choose. But is that really the story for most students these days? Is it even the right choice? More and more young people are choosing to start their higher […]
I first heard of The Iron Yard from a close friend who had just quit their well-paying job in healthcare administration to enter an immersive 12 week coding course to learn back-end engineering. I thought they were nuts! My friend had a wife and 3 kids to support, and at the time he was the only […]
If you’re interested in earning money online, getting started with freelancing, or creating a professional presence online, starting a personal website or blog is a MUST. There are many different things you can do with a website or blog, and endless ways to use a blog to help you earn more money and score the jobs […]
If you’ve been feeling like you can’t get ahead due to not earning enough money, turns out you’re not alone. I recently stumbled across the Social Security Administrations Wage Statistics. These statistics are based on the number of Americans who actually worked in 2014 and whose income was subject to Federal income taxes. Are you […]
According to the latest study from the National Association of Colleges and Employers, the average college graduate can expect to earn $45,478 after graduation. Some majors pay more than others though. For example, the average salary for an engineering graduate is $64,367. That’s a 42% higher salary simply because of a degree – a prime […]
It’s never too early to start thinking about building a resume for after college. In fact, the college graduates that get the best jobs are the ones that are networking right now, applying for the jobs early, and interviewing in the Spring. To make that happen, you need to consistently keep an up-to-date resume. This […]
Determining the average cost of an education for a nurse is a bit more complicated than just looking up tuition costs. There are multiple pathways to becoming a nurse, and how much you pay will depend on which path you choose. Some nurses go to school for four years to receive a bachelor’s degree, while […]
One of my biggest focuses to build wealth is simply earning more money. For many, that involves creating a side hustle. For some, that side hustle or passion can turn into a full time gig. In some cases, that can turn into something very lucrative. I’ve always been curious about how to become self employed. The thought […]
It’s almost summer for college students around the country, and that means it is time to start thinking about getting an internship. Internships can be great ways to get first hand experiences in the field you may want to pursue after graduation. They also look great on resumes for new graduates, and many do pay, […]
If you want to land the job and pass an interview, you have to project success by mastering your body language. Here are 12 proven tips to help.
A career in public service is a great way to make a difference through your work. Even better news — the federal government might forgive a substantial portion of your student debt. Starting in 2017, the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) could erase thousands of dollars of your Direct Loan debt. Find out what […]
Being young, retirement seems like it’s so far away. But in reality, it’s getting farther away every year for most millennials. In 1993, the average retirement age in the United States was 57. Today, the average retirement age is 62. In those 20 years, people are now working an average of 5 years longer. However, […]
Yesterday we talked about finding your career path, and the simple question that you should be asking yourself when choosing a career. But how do you land a job in the career you want? The simple answer is this: it takes a plan, and if you’re focused on it after graduation, chances are you’re too […]
I’m really excited to announce a new initiative here at The College Investor. It’s something that I’ve always been curious about, and I know a lot (and I’m talking a LOT), of readers have emailed me about. However, I never quite knew the best way to go about figuring this out. Well, today, I’m giving […]
Picking a college major is one of the toughest decisions you’ll make in your young adult life. Think about it: how many people do you know who spent tens of thousands of dollars to get a degree and then couldn’t find a job? Probably a lot. One of the guys I used to work with […]
Students seeking higher education in the United States today face a fundamental paradox. On the one hand, the economy is struggling and competition for jobs is fierce. Well-paid, full-time work is scarce, and even more so if you dare to dream of a job that offers inner fulfillment. An advanced degree is a valuable qualifier […]
It would take quite some time to go over all of my career goals. That’s because, over the last seven years, they have changed a lot. One day I wanted to be an accountant, another day a financial planner, sometimes a small business owner, and now a freelance writer. But, most of these jobs do […]