This year, we’ve watched journalists uncover multiple instances of questionable behavior in the college admissions and financial aid process. Just google “college admissions” AND “scandal” and you will find all the evidence that you need that people are trying to bend the letter of the law in order to save some cash. From turning over … Continue reading Scandalous Loopholes: You’d Do It, Too!
A new WSJ piece describes the current financial landscape for a bunch of people, including myself! We are in tons of debt. Though being in debt is nothing new, the type of debt has changed quite a bit. Most of the debt normal Americans would take on in the past was attributed to housing. But … Continue reading ICYMI: We Are Buying More Than We Can Afford
By Clayton Dines (Creighton University) Once upon a time, college was considered a guaranteed ticket to career success. But these days, many college graduates enter the real world with a degree in one hand and a massive amount of student loan debt weighing them down in the other. A college degree can be a great … Continue reading Maxing Out: The Value of College
I’m going to start this post with a story that was quite common at my undergraduate institution, Western Carolina University, when I went there. You’re driving to campus for a class that starts in five minutes. You should have left earlier, but as a 20-something in college, you aren’t known for planning ahead. Feeling hopeful, … Continue reading Tjalling Koopmans: The Economics of Why I’m Always Late
Getting the job can be tough, but it's hard to pin the blame solely on the university.