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Are Colleges Doing a Disservice in Not Advising Students to Be Cautious of Incurring Student Debt?

Are Colleges Doing a Disservice in Not Advising Students to Be Cautious of Incurring Student Debt?

July 28, 2020

Colleges are doing a disservice in not advising students to be cautious of incurring student debt. This is particularly the case today when the gamble of a college degree is not quite as good as it once was. Not only are colleges doing a disservice, but also high schools and many academic counselors. Society in general is not helping when it comes to college debt. This is due to the perceptions and expectations that college is the only path to success.

 

This podcast episode talks about why colleges, high schools, and society, in general, does not talk much about the issues with college debt. 

 

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Should You Have Renters Insurance?

Should You Have Renters Insurance?

July 24, 2020

Renters insurance is far too often something people are either not aware of its existence or believe the cost is just excessive. Insurance in general is just a topic many folks don’t want to talk about until it’s too late. Buying insurance is something most people don’t think they need until a situation comes up where it is needed.

 

If you are renting a place to live there is a good chance you currently do not have renter’s insurance. For a renter that doesn’t have insurance, there are several reasons why you should.

 

This podcast talks about the reasons to have renters insurance and the misconceptions with it.

 

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What Are the Signs of a Narcissistic Boss?

What Are the Signs of a Narcissistic Boss?

July 14, 2020

The Narcissistic Boss

Working for someone that is a narcissist can be toxic. For this reason, it is important to identify the signs of a narcissistic boss. The decision to stay with an employer that allows terrible behavior can be a difficult one. There are some ways to deal with narcissistic people in the workplace, but the stress will likely take its toll over time.

 

This podcast episode talks about the signs and problems with a narcissistic boss.

How Did Student Loans Become a $1.6 Trillion Problem?

How Did Student Loans Become a $1.6 Trillion Problem?

July 10, 2020

The Student Loan Problem

 

The student loan issue is nothing new and it has been a growing problem for some time now. The rising cost of tuition and the cost of living combined with stagnant wages is part of the problem. Furthermore, a failed education system that has been consistently teaching young adults that a college degree is the only path to financial success is only adding to the student loan crisis. 

 

This podcast episode talks about how student loan debt has become such a big problem. Is there a way to correct the issue and how could this be accomplished?

 

 

 

 

 

Why Don’t a Lot of Jobs Pay Enough for a Person to Afford to Live Anymore?

Why Don’t a Lot of Jobs Pay Enough for a Person to Afford to Live Anymore?

July 7, 2020

There isn’t just one simple reason a lot of jobs do not pay enough for a person to afford to live any longer in America. The answer really is a combination of several factors. The problem has been a growing issue of several challenges for some time now.

 

This podcast episode looks at why so many people in America no longer can afford to live on the money they make.

 

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