Thoughts, Quotes, & Anecdotes

Ways to Be Debt Free

“The way to wealth, if you desire it, is as plain as the way to the market.  It depends chiefly on two words, industry and frugality; that is waste neither time nor money, but make the best use of both.” – Benjamin Franklin How can your student get through a 4 to 5 year college program without piling up a mortgage-sized debt which would require several years’ worth of annual salary to pay off?  There is no lazy man’s way Read More...

Expertise and Talents

Special expertise in activities such as computers, bodybuilding, aerobics, acting, cheerleading, modeling and painting can be very profitable.  can your student teach others who may need those particular skills?  If so, consider all ages; from the elementary level to the seniors and put on special seminars, weekend camps and personal consulting to individuals or groups. If your future graduate is interested in athletics, a great way to profit is officiating basketball, football, baseball and softball.  This is a great opportunity Read More...

Become a Visionary Entrepreneur

Many students that have taken the entrepreneurial route to pay for their college educations wind up creating new careers and even companies.  The success of those students after college is directly attributable to their own initiative, willing to the see the possibilities, and taking the action to make their own businesses a stream of income to finance their educations and their future. It’s possible a million dollar business may be created because of an interest and skill in a particular Read More...

The Business of Learning

We cannot ignore or avoid the fact that we make the choices and decisions leading us into or away from debt.  How we exercise our personal responsibility and accountability for what we do is the determining cause of our success or failure as money managers and role models for our children.  Let’s have a reality check here: Life is a business and you are your business. It is important for you and your future college graduate to understand completely; you Read More...

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