Why You Shouldn’t Go to College

By |January 23rd, 2014|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , |

President Barack Obama has been in the news recently as he invited more than 100 college presidents to DC in an attempt to expand college access, especially to low income students. "More than ever a college degree is the surest path to a stable middle class life," Obama stated. I have a few problems with this. First, when did the

Higher Teacher Salaries Won’t Improve Education

By |October 1st, 2012|Categories: Blog, Economics / Politics|Tags: , |

A few weeks ago I got into a fiery exchange on twitter with my friend TeacHer about teacher pay. She thinks teachers should be paid more, while I think overall teacher pay should remain flat or even go down. You can read TeacHer's opinion at her website if you'd like. She's a teacher and I'm not, so it may seem

Skills, Not “Education”, Make You Money

By |July 17th, 2012|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: |

Today while I'm at work I'm going to spend some time talking with a senior manager about taking a new job within the company. My goal is to move into the Mobile Phone and Tablet division because I believe mobile software is the future of technology. I want to get into the field while it's still relatively new so I

Put Every Extra Dollar into Paying Down Debt

By |June 21st, 2012|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , |

I paid off $33,850 of student loan debt in just over four years. Here's Part 3 of how I did it. My first step in paying off student loans was to aggressively pay off my high interest debt. The next step was to make minimum payments while I (unsuccessfully) invested in the hopes of higher returns. The third and final

I Paid Off $33,850 in Student Loans in 4 Years

By |June 18th, 2012|Categories: Blog, Life|Tags: , , , |

I graduated from college in May 2008 with degrees in Math and Electrical Engineering and $33,850 in student loans. I paid off the last dollar of those loans on June 15th, 2012. My road to paying off student loans was a long one with many twists and turns. I had considered finding a company that would refinance student loans. I

College Kids Need Skills, Not Good Grades

By |December 12th, 2011|Categories: Blog, Economics / Politics|Tags: , , |

Saturday was the first day of my Ultimate league. For those that aren't familiar, Ultimate is a sport very similar to football but played with discs (don't call them Frisbees; Ultimate folks don't like to be associated with Wham-O and vice versa). photo credit: flickr.com/freestyle-frisbee/ It's a bunch of strangers coming together and playing a fun game for