August 2012

  • College Debt Hangover: How to Graduate from College without Owing a Ransom

    Barry Lenson

    How to Graduate from College without Owing a Ransom “Tuition, student debt, threaten nation’s well-being,” an article in The Stamford Advocate on August 15th, sings a song that is now familiar to everyone who has been following the news. In only the last seven years, the total amount of student loan debt in America has more than doubled, and now amounts to more than $1 trillion. That debt load is so staggering, it could destabilize our economy if students begin to default on their loans. As a case study, the article examines Sacred Heart University in Connecticut, a school that just got cited by Newsweek as one of the least affordable institutions in the U.S. Why least affordable? Because Sacred Heart costs about $50,500 a year to ...

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  • New Pew Report Points to Major Changes in Education by Year 2020

    Barry Lenson

    New Pew Report Points to Major Changes in Education by Year 2020 “The Future of Higher Education,” a report from Pew Internet on the future of American higher education, finds that big changes are coming soon to a college near you. In preparing the report, researchers Janna Anderson, Jan Lauren Boyles and Lee Rainie polled a body of respondents that the report describes as, “1,021 Internet experts, researchers, observers and users.” Of those polled, 60% agreed with a statement that by 2020, “there will be mass adoption of teleconferencing and distance learning to leverage expert resources . . . a transition to ‘hybrid’ classes that combine online learning components with less-frequent on-campus, in-person class meetings. ...

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  • Don’t Read This Unless You Want To Help People

    Beth Dumbauld

    Don’t Read This Unless You Want To Help People by Danielle Koons I get it. Sick people can be fun. (Said no one, ever.) There is a certain type of person, a person completely unlike myself, who fits into the healthcare world. This person is ambitious, loving, kind, patient, and understanding. This person also loves people and wants nothing more than to heal the sick. Personally, I think the human body is gross. And when it gets sick...it’s just grosser. If I didn’t dry heave every time I see someone else barf, or wince and cringe when their diseased cold, clammy phalanges touch me, I’d probably go into healthcare. The benefits are fantastic, the job satisfaction is unmatched, and you can have flexible hours. I’m super bi ...

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  • Secure Your Retirement with a Second Degree or New Training

    Barry Lenson

    Secure Your Retirement with a Second Degree or New Training I have a friend from high school who has spent 20+ years teaching math in a large high school. He tells me that he is planning to retire after the coming school year. I happened to see him teach a class last year, and he is a really inspiring teacher. I couldn’t imagine how a guy with his smarts was going to simply stop working. Plus, he is only in his fifties, which seems too young to retire. So I asked him what he is going to do next. “I am going back to school and by the time I retire, I will be ready to start my retirement career as a trained medical biller and coder,” he told me. I had never heard the term “retirement career” before. But as soon as he said it, ...

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  • It’s Not too Late to Go Back to School in September

    Barry Lenson

    It’s Not too Late to Go Back to School in September It’s August, 2012. All over America, students are heading off to college. Freshmen are already at orientation. Older students are packing their bags and heading back to school. If you’re not one of them – and if you’d like to be – don’t sweat it. And don’t beat yourself up. Chances are that you have a valid reason why you’ve been unable to go to a regular brick-and-mortar college in September. Maybe you just don’t have enough money. Maybe you’ve been unwilling to start taking loans to pay for your education. Maybe you have family responsibilities that are keeping you from jumping into college studies full-time. Maybe you’re in the active military, or just about ...

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