College Grads Fail Miserably at Way Overestimating Starting Salaries

A recent study of college students preparing to graduate found that students suck at trying to estimate income and make plans for life after college. Respondents in this study felt confident their starting salary was going to be $103,880 but the average salary was actually $55,260. Oops. Of the students surveyed, 31 percent felt they … Read more

How to Afford to Go Back to School as an Adult

Adults are going back to school for lots of different reasons these days, including career changes, keeping up with developments in their field, learning new skills, and personal enrichment. At many colleges, students may be senior executives, retirees, or working moms. Going back to school when you’re older, whether it’s to get an advanced degree, … Read more

James in the UK is Feeling Horrible About His Situation.

“Dear Steve, I’m a student going into my second year and have got myself into a lot of debt. I owe £350 to a payday loan company (who are threatening me with bailifs) £244 phone bill (contract monthly £35) £240 for my first months rent on house I have no income whatsoever till I get … Read more