I just wrapped up a week-long invasion of my good friend E's house.
First off, I'd like to say thank you to E for allowing me to stay at her pad instead of a hotel, thereby saving a little extra to put in the good ol' Roth IRA's.
The truest friends care about your retirement funds. You can quote me on that. You could quote me on any of this, technically speaking.
Let me tell you a bit about E. She is a well-spoken, well-written, black-belt. Maybe not a black-belt, but I'm pretty sure I couldn't take her.
E put herself through college at the University of Georgia using a combination of work, parents, scholarships and student loans. Her degree was in theater.
Now an Air-Force-induced transient soul like me, E, up until recently, had been working in a church office. The job required good time management, work with technology, toleration of coworkers, you know, the usual job-type stuff (but no theater-type stuff).
Yup, college is expensive.
Yup, expensive endeavors are not to be taken lightly, especially by the non-loaded.
But E and I got to talking: there are many college degrees that some people would consider worthless. We submit that a great deal of the value derived from a college degree has nothing to do with the concentration/focus/major.
Article publié pour la première fois le 19/10/2010