It makes me incredibly sad to see our youth today burdened with debt before they even graduate from college. Especially as:
So what happens when college is over and we sit here with debt when life begins to unfold? Ahhh...most of us know:
Suddenly, before we know it, we are feeling the pressures of paying our household bills, maintaining our monthly house payments, forking out money for childcare, and being stuck in a job we hate. What happens when we add to the mix unexpected emergencies that come in every person's life when we are up to our eyeballs in debt?
This is where PAIN, FEAR, EMBARRASSMENT and PANIC enter the picture.
Check out these shocking college debt stats taken from CNN:
So is it even possible to get through college without debt?
YES, I TELL YOU IT IS.
If you are a parent, educator, or college bound student, I challenge you to pick up Zac Bissionate's books, Debt Free U and his new book How to Be Richer, Smarter, & Better Looking Than Your Parents (seriously, for less than $20, you could be saving THOUSANDS of dollars and years of pain).
So is it CRAZY to encourage our kids to take on college debt? I will let you decide.
Question: What action steps can you take today to have your college student start out with no debt when they graduate?
Live Beyond Awesome.
Attention To Those Looking to Help Spread Hope: Our book Living Beyond Rich is due out 12/4/12. This book WILL hit home for those who you may know that are suffering from financial troubles. I am asking you to please consider joining my book launch team that will be spreading hope and inspiration to others later on this year. If you are interested, please click HERE (it will be fun and simple I promise).
EVENT PLANNERS: Please connect with me through my speaking page HERE to let me know you would like a FREE ebook copy of my Amazon Top 100 book Living Beyond Awesome or an ebook of my newest book, Living Beyond Rich.