I paid $44,670 for college. Cash. My two biggest secrets? I didn’t take loans and I took my time.
I’m a believer in staying in the positive financially as much as possible, especially when it comes to college. And I have some advice for you on how to do it creatively.
- Use your gifts – Everyone is good at something. For me, I loved cartooning so I taught cartooning lessons and I was studying photography in college, so I took portrait photos. I was able to earn a little experience, while earning a little cash. Babysit. Design websites. Repair cars, or computers. Use your gifts to benefit your education. Continue reading
This post corresponds with my first post about graduating from college without debt. Part I was about my choice to pay my way through college and the statistics backing up my choice.This part (Part II) is all about the “little things” I did to accomplish that goal. Most things will seem trivial, or like they’re not worth the time. But even if they’re not saving you a lot of money at once, several of these things together, or over time, can save you a TON! They add up very quickly, trust me. Besides, I made it through college by paying cash, didn’t I? Continue reading
When writing my thoughts on the College Debt Issue, I had SO much fun…I mean, INFORMATION, that I decided to divide it into two parts. This part (Part I) talks about why I decided to go to college debt-free. And for your enjoyment, I have created Part II, which covers all the stuff I did to pay for tuition. Then I thought…gee, after you read all of this you’re going to want to know how we paid for school and paid off my husbands’ $23,000 debt at the same time. Well, you’ll just have to stay tuned… Continue reading