So here we are, just a few short years past one economic Doomsday, and we're back to encouraging youth to make a career buying and flipping homes for profit. Not just any homes, but the still smoldering wreckage of the housing bubble.
I want my daughter to know what has taken me a long time to learn: No amount of ruching can hide the insecurities, double chin and cellulite that you are afraid to flaunt.
It is not enough to assume that students inherently know how to apply classroom skills to a real-world environment, particularly in the case of first-generation ones.
The smart high school grad no longer just picks a school, borrows money and wings it. Your future depends on your ability to assemble an educational plan that gets you on your path of knowledge and discovery without putting you at risk of attending a school that is doomed to fail.
Do high school seniors really consider other options? Do they even know alternatives exist -- alternatives that could put them far ahead of their peers both in the quality of their education and competitiveness in the job market?
Whether it's a good paycheck, cash from investments or even the lottery, the women in Citi's LinkedIn group want to know that they have the cash flow to do better than simply cover their bills every month.
While the phrase caveat emptor is a necessary one to consider in picking colleges and degree programs, the Great Recession shouldn't claim the idea that higher education is a ticket to a better future as one of its victims.
Potential employers may use this information to assess the candidate's level of debt in relation to the anticipated salary offer. If the potential employee has a high debt-to-income ratio, that may raise a caution flag about their financial stability.
You've got a multitude of consolidation and repayment methods to choose from. Needless to say, it's important to figure out how to pay down your loans quickly -- and with as little stress as possible. Here's what you need to do.
President Obama knows he can't afford to blink, and progressives should back him 100 percent: no negotiation whatsoever on the debt ceiling.
The budget and impending sequestration clearly do not align with our children's needs, and what voters want. Kids and their families deserve better. Let's hold our lawmakers accountable. Contact your representative and tell them to keep kids off the table.
The changes that President Obama hopes to make higher education during his second term will benefit the people that need it most -- middle- to low-income students that want a strong career path that they can afford.
Eight U.S. Senators today sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan calling on him to investigate tactics used by some major for-profit colleges to circumvent rules aimed at reducing student loan defaults.
It's time to return student loans to the discipline of the free market. Only then can tomorrow's graduates enjoy the futures they've been promised.
When people say that we need a "balanced approach" to reducing our debt and being fiscally responsible, what I hear is: We need to balance what is good for the whole country with what is good for a few super wealthy and powerful people.
Instead of sequestration, we must demand that policy makers develop a well-balanced plan, making critical decisions on revenue and spending that put children first!