Liz Gilbert said of Italy, "In a world of disorder and disaster and fraud, only artistic excellence is incorruptible." I have pondered her insight for weeks. I keep asking myself the essential question. Is the US headed the way of Italy?
Because the growth of student loan debt is such a relatively recent phenomenon, most people really don't have any information on the long-term impact it has on borrowers' lives. We simply don't have enough old people with huge amounts of student loan debt to know what happens to borrowers.
Paying for college without colossal debt was no problem for Zac Bissonnette, author of Debt-Free U: How I Paid for an Outstanding College Education Without Loans, Scholarships, or Mooching Off My Parents.