If you are starting your career you may be stressed about college. Should you go? If you do, how will you afford it? If you take out student loans can you ever pay them back? If you have to work, will you be able to make your grades? And how will you get a job when you graduate?
Since 1978, college tuition and fees have gone up 1225% according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Every week on TV, we see new and scary information about the amount of student loan debt in our country. People spend the first years or even decades of their careers paying off their college debts.
The honest answer to the college question: college is right for some but wrong for others.
Jobs and the Gig Economy
Whether you go to college or not, most people take a job or have a series of them. College grads earn more on average. Today, people have more jobs in 5 or 10 years than people used to have in their lives. People have to keep switching jobs to get ahead. And jobs are never guaranteed. Companies downsize and close every day. Higher paid employees get cut in favor of lower paid workers. There is not the kind of job security our grandparents used to have.
This is why so many people are turning to what is called The Gig Economy. People freelance. They drive for Lyft or Uber. They find products to sell or even start their own company. People are doing anything they can to build something for themselves, which is incredibly important today.
Business Owners Have an Edge
Our team believes that business ownership is the key to building security in your life. Whether you choose college or not, having your own business can be a way to achieve the life and freedom you want. Imagine living without the fear of debt? What if you didn’t have to live in fear of losing a job that you don’t really like anyway?
We teach people how to build their own businesses in their full or spare time. Build a business for yourself that helps you get ahead.
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