It is important to know which courses of study are more likely to lead to higher salaries after graduation. With all the complications and difficulties of paying for college though, it is just important to choose the degree plan that is right for you. An article in this week’s MarketWatch provides a more balanced perspective on choosing a college major. Check it out for links to important resources and some great advice, in plain language, with an eye toward reducing college debt.
As you get ready to go back to school this fall, or to begin your freshman year, you should already be thinking about all the many ways you can save money. Like most students, you are likely to find that textbooks constitute the biggest expense you have to deal with after tuition and housing. One of the best ways to save money on books is to start shopping around for the best deals as soon as you know what will be required for the classes you are taking. In addition, here are a few more suggestions on how you can keep your textbook expenses as low as possible. Explore Internet Resources: In addition to the big names like amazon.com, barns&noble.com, and internet classifies like craigslist, there are a number of internet sights that offer new and used textbooks. My best advice is to google it, so you can take a look at what’s out there for yourself. You should also keep your ears open for any websites that your friends and classmates may be using. And as always, be careful when shopping on the internet. Make sure the sight is reputable and that they will be able to get the [...]
Is “making good money” on the top of your list of after-college goals? Unless you’re preparing for a career in social work or the arts, that might sound like a silly question. This week, Forbes.com features some of the latest info on the earning potential of various college majors. Along with valuable statistics and resources, this article underlines the importance of avoiding fads when you choose a major, and giving more serious thought to courses of study that have proven lucrative for others over time.