From Real Money Robert …
I’m outlining several of the largest financial mistakes of my life. Click here and hopefully you can avoid the same mistakes I made and save a ton of money!
From Champagne & Capital Gains …
My boss and I have a good relationship. I like working for him and learning from him. He’s a totally reasonable guy who would never fire someone for no reason, or honestly, even with reason, without giving them very explicit (and legitimate) opportunities to adjust their attitudes or behaviors or whatever. But Thursday night, near the end of a stressful week, my brain went into anxiety overdrive and I dreamed that my boss summarily fired me.
He called me into his office and told me I’d been terminated and I’d need to leave immediately. Even in the dream, all I could think about was how I didn’t have another job lined up yet, how much debt I have, and the minimal access I have to liquid assets. I have plenty of credit, but I also have lots of financial obligations. It was sheer panic.
From Spills Spot …
There’s no instant solution to crushing debt, and everyone has different circumstances that they’re dealing with.
Hopefully some of the methods described in this post can be applied to your particular situation and help you reach debt freedom sooner.
By Mike Monfredi.
I had heard that dental school was “expensive.”
How expensive… eh? Didn’t have that exactly dialed-in yet. But as my wife (Monica – then fiancee) began applying to different schools, I became increasingly concerned with those annual tuition costs.
[Read more…] about Slash Your Student Loans Before You Need Them
From Barack Obama…
“Hi, everybody. Over the next couple weeks, schools all across the country will be opening their doors. Students will suit up for fall sports, marching band, and the school play; moms and dads will snap those first-day-of-school pictures — and that includes me and Michelle.
And so today, I want to talk directly with students and parents about one of the most important things any of you can do this year — and that’s to begin preparing yourself for an education beyond high school.
We know that in today’s economy, whether you go to a four-year college, a community college, or a professional training program, some higher education is the surest ticket to the middle class. The typical American with a bachelor’s degree or higher earns over $28,000 more per year than someone with just a high school diploma. And they’re also much more likely to have a job in the first place – the unemployment rate for those with a bachelor’s degree is less than one-third of the rate for those without a high school diploma.”