Okay, I was just reading about this woman who is in debt for $500,000 for college. This is ridiculous. Hubby always gives the boys this talk about college, and their grades and all that. I just think to myself is it really realistic to think of them both going to college? It is insane what it cost nowadays to go, and then you aren't guaranteed a job after. I'm not selling my kids short, I'm just wondering how it is going to happen. And isn't a trade school of some kind just as good? Learn a trade that you can have a career in? What are your thoughts about college, and if it is dire to their future to have it?
Asked by Anonymous at 10:45 AM on Feb. 17, 2010 in Teens (13-17)
College is not for everyone, and trade school may actually be better for some people and some careers. Not all colleges are equal and not all degrees are equal. If you invest the time and money in college then you really should do some research on the field of study you choose. There are some degrees where a job is almost guaranteed and others where you may never find a job in your field of study.
My husband and I are both college graduates, and we both have good jobs related to our degrees. Between us we had less than $25K in student loans which are now almost entirely paid off ($500K in student loans is crazy). College is my first choice for my kids, but they will ultimately decide for themselves. I won't be disappointed if they go a different route as long as they are happy and productive people capable of living independently.
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