Tag Archives: college

What if You’re Not Ready to Pay for College?

Go to high school. Go to college. Get a job. This is the “traditional” path we’re told to aspire to. But is it the right path for everyone? That depends on many factors, but for a lot of high school graduates the most serious obstacle to following this path is the high cost of higher education — for some people,…

Major Pains

Do you remember being asked the age-old question, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” You were probably five years old the first time you were prompted, and undoubtedly hell-bent on becoming a unicorn surfer pilot. Years later you learned that life is not quite so black and white… or glittery. You probably began to feel some…

Student Loan Default is De-angerous

Kelli Space, the author of this post, is a 2009 graduate of Northeastern University and a student loan advocate. She created the site twohundredthou.com to solicit help with her hefty monthly payments. You can follow her on Twitter at @twohundredthou. The one solid piece of financial advice that I’ve received for the past six years has been to not default on my student…