Maybe You Should Have Gone to Trade School

Animal House cc

If you had you’d likely have no debt, and a marketable skill.

Saying this I think there is real value in going to college. But do it with your financial eyes wide open. Don’t tie a debt burden around your neck which you will regret when you are 30.

(From The Huffington Post)

When you consider this, it’s puzzling to think that so many “educated” young 20-somethings are slaving away in fancy, white collar office buildings for next to nothing or living in parents’ basements, holding out for a career that is “fulfilling.” Many factors are at play, of course, but it’s hard not to wonder whether the undeniable cultural emphasis on the college credential has led to a stigmatization of less cerebral, skilled labor. Is being unemployed but with a degree really that much more noble than working in a factory without one?

Click here for the article.