According to Jean Keller, who is a college expert and creator of the Smart Plan For College Systemâ„¢, only about 50% of college students successfully complete their freshman year. Various reasons contribute to why individual students do not complete the first year of college, but one of the primary reasons is that students simply are… Read More


Graduating from college can be extremely exciting but also frightening. It can be helpful for grads to know where the best cities are for jobs. Because of the opportunities found there, the following ten cities are great for college grads to move to.… Read More


After high school graduation many students decide to go to college, while some travel the world, and others immediately start their careers. But within those major decisions there are many other choices they must mull over and decide on. For example, whether to go to a local college or move and attend a university in another state or country. Fortunately, for everyone US News and World Report ranks schools and puts out the “World’s Best Universities” list so students will know what their options are. So now students can earn a degree from a top rated university and still live abroad. This allows individuals to travel and experience something new but also increase their knowledge and skills at the same time. And these are the highest ranked international universities are located in many countries throughout the world, so students can choose which country or school fits their needs and wants best.… Read More


The combined amount of personal debt in the US is $2 trillion which is about the GDP of England. That means Americans are in debt more than a country earns in a year. And that $2 trillion debt boils down to $117,951 per household. The statistics don’t get much better from there. Even though Americans are a hard-working and industrious people they undertake too much debt and save too little. In the 1960s the average American saved 11 percent of their paycheck and in the 1990s it had decreased to 5 percent and then in 2003 it fell to 2.3 percent. However, because of the shaky economy, savings among Americans have risen to between 5 and 7 percent of their disposable income.… Read More


The academic year 2008-09, saw the greatest rise in foreign students in America. There were approximately 671,616 students attending U.S. institutions. It used to be that most students that came to study in the U.S. were pursuing graduate degrees. However, now the numbers of undergraduate international students are rising and most of them are from China. The number of Chinese undergrads rose by 60 percent and the number of undergrad students rose by 11 percent.… Read More


Even though the market isn’t quite as tough right now as it was during the peak of the recession, it’s still difficult particularly for new grads. They generally have little experience and their relying on the knowledge and skills that they learned in college to help them get the job. But the problem is that there are many individuals that have both a college degree and experience that are also competing for the same jobs. New grads are going to have to expand their searches if they’re going to find a job. It’s now necessary for individuals to search out of state.… Read More


Even though a college degree can give you the training to get into the job of your dreams, just remember that even though you may have a college degree that doesn’t necessarily mean that you will earn a lot of money. In fact, there are many college grads that have spent a lot on going to college and then they don’t end up making much. So if they have a lot of student loans it can be difficult for many to pay them off if they earn low wages.
Some low wage jobs according to 2010 data from PayScale shows that even with a bachelor’s degree, your wages may still not be high. For example students in the following areas can’t expect to start out earning a lot or expect to earn much more over their career. For example, engineers and those in computer science tend to get high salaries while those in the following 10 fields are paid poorly.… Read More


Work can be extremely stressful, but it can be more enjoyable the more you simplify. So try and eliminate the routine, and focus on what’s really important. It’s easy to get bogged down by everything that needs to get done but by focusing and eliminating time wasters can be much more productive.… Read More