A Different View on Student Loans

The classic investor doesn’t spend a dime until they have looked at all available sources of data, and this leads to better decisions for everything else that they decide to do. Why shouldn’t students look at things the same way that inventors do? After all, there are some strong parallels between the two fields. When you’re a student, you still have to sign your name to quite a bit of debt, unless you’ve found ways to attend school for free. If you’re an investor, then you’re buying things on margin where you really have a lot of pressure to turn a profit.

Student loans have been in play for a while, with plenty of people on both sides talking about the pros and cons. If you’re pro-loans, then you feel that they’re an investment. Not all types of debt are bad, and student loans are considered good debt.

Is it really that black and white? Not quite.

Degrees Should Have Value

Before we go into this section, it’s important to note that everyone has a different reason for going to college. We are all for it if you want to go to college just to learn something at a different level. Unfortunately, this type of student is very rare. Most people are in school to try to improve their job circumstances, and that means that they have to get excellent value for the money. They need to use the degree as a way to get a higher paying job. If they cannot find work that helps them earn back the money they spent, then the mission is a failure.

Student Loans

If you want to develop your skills in the classroom just for the sake of knowledge, this is most likely not the guide for you. But if you’re looking at your future in terms of what’s going to help you unlock higher doors than where you are at currently, this is the right place for you. [Continue reading]

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Do Majors Really Matter Anymore

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Quick Ways to Save Money on Textbooks

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Tips for Transferring Abroad

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There are all sorts of things that could send you out of the country for an extended period of time—or even force you to relocate permanently. For example, one of my friends was accepted to Oxford. It’s amazing and has forced her to make a four-year … [Continue reading]

Making the Most Out of Your College’s Summer Course Catalog

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A mini-internship isn't just the stuff of fairy tales and urban legends anymore. These days, the mini-internship is a way to pack in multiple experiences with multiple companies. When companies see a mini internship packed with great experiences, … [Continue reading]

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Paying for college is already stressful enough, but now you need to try to get your first car! When does the spending end? Unfortunately, this is only one of the many purchases that you'll need to make in your life. There will be plenty of purchases … [Continue reading]

Learning to Appreciate Homework

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Homework is one of those things that you just have to do in school. Just because you're starting your first day in college doesn't mean that you're going to be able to just skip over homework. You have to make sure that you do the homework even when … [Continue reading]