Up, up, and away!
Many incoming freshmen are shocked to find out how expensive college textbooks can be, especially if you’re taking a full course load.
Textbooks have officially reached the stratosphere at $400 (new) and $300 (used) for a chemistry course book. Continue reading Up, up, and away!
Stop the presses!
Ready for download, to an electronic device near you: the eBook of Young Person’s Guide to Wisdom, Power, and Life-Success!
Powerful life-lessons in personal economics your parents should have shared with you, but didn’t. All in the palm of your hand. Continue reading Stop the presses!
The award-winning Young Person’s Guide to Wisdom, Power, and Life‑Success: Making Smart Choices is now available. How cool is that?
More than 500 pages of powerful life-lessons in personal economics your parents should have shared with you, but didn’t. Continue reading Headline news!
Bill Gates did it. So did Oprah Winfrey.
NeXters, you’re strong, good-looking, and above average.
As recognized persons of genius and talent, what are the odds that you, too, will become a billionaire?
Not as good as you think. Continue reading Bill Gates did it. So did Oprah Winfrey.
The sum of your choices.
The fundamental decisions most young persons will make are the same ones faced by their parents and their parents’ parents.
In a world less forgiving of mistakes, the ability to make smart decisions is a particularly vital skill to master. Getting it wrong can cost a bundle. Continue reading The sum of your choices.
The times they are a-changin’.
What comes to mind when you think of the word “change”?
Ripe underwear? Time to dump the boyfriend? Robert wants to become Roberta? Effects of global warming? Bernie Sanders? Women in combat roles? Continue reading The times they are a-changin’.
Which school is right for me?
Where you attend college is probably the first significant controllable decision you’ll make as a young adult.
To find a college that best suits you and your unique needs, it’s important that you consider a number of factors. Continue reading Which school is right for me?
Not everyone needs to go to college.
Many young persons who hit the college trail should not. College—like the military—isn’t for everybody.
But some form of postsecondary education (beyond high school) is increasingly vital to your personal economic security. Continue reading Not everyone needs to go to college.
Close, but no cigar.
Eighty-five percent of parents see one path to success for their kids—go to college to earn a bachelor’s degree.
Yet, while 70% of high-school graduates will follow that path, only about 30% will earn a degree ten years later. Continue reading Close, but no cigar.
Don’t cry for me Princeton!
Graduating from a highly selective school may not matter as much as you think when it comes to feelings of well-being in life.
Much more important is what you do in school and how you experience it, no matter what type of school you attend.
Continue reading Don’t cry for me Princeton!
Who needs Harvard?
Contrary to what many believe, that you go to college is far more important than where you go.
What matters most to employers are the skills you have learned and how they can be used to solve problems. Increasingly employers are saying, “Got skills? Prove it!” Continue reading Who needs Harvard?