Back to School Edition – Avoiding Unnecessary Student Debt

With the Fall 2013 semester fast approaching, having a discussion about ways to avoid unnecessary debt is now more prudent than ever. The modern university student has been saddled with financial burdens that older generations often fail to comprehend. In fact, a recent survey of college pricing by the College Board found that a "moderate" budget for an in-state public college for the 2012–2013 academic year averaged $22,261, while a “moderate” budget at a private college averaged $43,289 ( It’s important to remember that you’re investing in your or your child’s wellbeing, and that, like any investment, you do it smart and with a measured hand.

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