When you hear advice over and over again, it doesn't mean it is right. It doesn't mean it is wrong, either. Just don't take the platitudes as fact. Rethink and think for yourself.
Student debt now totals up to $550 billion -- a significant part of the nation's debt. According to James Altucher, college costs have risen 1000% in the past 30 years -- outpacing healthcare, which has risen 700%, and inflation, which has risen "only" 300%.
We know the lights are flickering in 48 of 50 statehouses right now. The question has become, do you light a candle or pray the water won't shut off, too?