Thomas Kinkade’s death shocked his legions of fans—not only had the Painter of Light died at 54, but the cause was alcohol and Valium. How did the evangelical darling fall so far?
Zac Bissonnette is the author of Debt-Free U. and the New York Times bestseller How to Be Richer, Smarter, and Better-Looking Than Your Parents. His next book, Good Advice From Bad People: Selected Wisdom from Murderers, Stock Swindlers, and Lance Armstrong will be released in March. He is a 2011 graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Nick Gillespie says we should all shut up about rising costs. Maybe so, but the fact that tuition is crippling students and hurting America is indisputable, writes Zac Bissonnette.
With laid-off investment bankers snapping up jobs in retail and MBAs barely worth the paper they’re printed on, college seniors are approaching graduation day with a mixture of dread and resignation.
Universities with shrinking endowments need to get creative about raising revenue: put the rare-book collections on eBay and ask the philosophy professors how they’d run the budget.
The charade in which schools solicit more applications than they need—just to improve their selectivity ratings—isn’t just underhanded, it’s cruel.
Admitting virtually every student who wants to enroll in college has resulted in a dropout rate of nearly 50% -- and an incredible amount of money down the drain.
By subsidizing the irresponsible financial decisions of your old school, you're helping it keep tuition costs out of reach for all but the richest of students.
My generation, long spoiled, is finally learning to pinch pennies. And that might just be the economy’s best hope.
Maybe one reason we're in this financial mess is because we force our high school students to learn Latin but not how to properly use a credit card.
Obama's ideas do nothing to confront the real problem--that the cost of college is growing far too fast.