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Some Ways to Lower the Cost of Higher Education

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By Rick Kahler MS CFP® ChFC CCIM www.KahlerFinancial.com

My daughter is a high-school sophomore, so any essay on the cost of college is uncomfortably personal for me.

Nevertheless, let’s take a look at some possible solutions to the problem of high college costs.

Some Possible Solutions to the High Cost of College

1. Don’t just hope for scholarships, pursue them.

The most important college-saving strategy a student can have may be focusing on getting top grades in high school in order to qualify for scholarships. Even straight-A students, however, shouldn’t sit passively and wait for scholarship offers to roll in.

Instead, actively go after them. Research online and through your high school to find out what is available. Many organizations, individuals, and institutions offer small, specialized scholarships. Most of these are only a few hundred dollars, but they are well worth trying for. Surprisingly often, there are few applicants for these awards because people don’t take the time to research them and apply. One warning: don’t pay a service to find scholarships. Even if a so-called agency isn’t a scam, the service is unnecessary since the information is readily available.

2. Explore career options early.

Volunteering, summer jobs, internships, and shadowing programs are all valuable ways to find out more about careers a student might be interested in. I know my first job, cleaning cages at a veterinarian’s office, was enough to prove to me that animal medicine wasn’t my career niche. If schools don’t offer career shadowing opportunities, many professionals would be glad to let a student follow them around for a day or two. It’s important to make sure students are interested in the career a given degree prepares them for, not just the subject area of the degree itself.

3. Summer jobs.

If your children have summer jobs, require them to save half their earnings for college. Be wary of letting kids overdo it with part-time jobs during the school year. If their grades and scholarship opportunities suffer as a result, the job may cost more than it’s worth in the long term.

4. Shop for value.

Find out whether neighboring states offer reciprocal in-state tuition rates. Compare tuition costs, fees, housing and travel costs, class sizes, and career placement numbers. Don’t just assume a big-name school offers more opportunities. Depending on the career field, a degree from a state institution may be a far better value than one from an Ivy League school.

5. Two or Four years.

Remember that “higher education” doesn’t have to mean “four-year college”.  Don’t overlook other options such as vocational schools or apprenticeship programs. Careers such as massage therapy, welding, and medical technology can pay very well without requiring a four-year degree. Compare values here, as well. Some for-profit technical schools can be more expensive than state universities. Also investigate jobs in high-demand fields that may offer on-the-job training or tuition reimbursement.

6. Postpone college.

Consider encouraging your kids to work for a year or two and postpone college until they know what their career goals are. The risk with this approach, of course, is that they may end up not going to college at all.

7. Plan.

Have a five-year plan, or even six or seven. There’s no rule that says a student has to graduate in four years. One option is to “pay as you go” as much as possible by taking fewer classes and working part-time or even full-time. Even if it takes longer, graduating with much less debt can still mean starting out ahead.

Assessment

Although some of the ideas above may be anathema to some highly educated and well-heeled doctors, lawyers and accountants, we all realize that education certainly is an important way to invest in higher earnings and career success. Planning ahead and doing plenty of homework before classes start is a good way to make sure that investment is a wise one.

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Understanding the Money Supply as a Percentage of GDP

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There’s a lot of money in the world, but not all of it can be easily defined as “money.” Just where the money is and who has it is a complicated issue. The wad of money in your pocket is one form of money, but the money supply is hardly limited to that. So, where is the money and what exactly is it?

Finding Out

To find out what Broad Money, Money Zero Maturity, the Monetary Base, and Money and Close Substitutes mean, take a look at the graphic for an explanation. You’ll see that there is a lot more to money than you may have realized. The cash you use from day to day is M0, but there are also MB, M1, M2, M3 and more.

What Is Quasi Money?

If you want to measure how much money a country has, there is much more to consider than just how much printed money is within that country. If you think about how much money you have, it’s likely a lot more than just the cash you have on hand. You have bank accounts, checks and other forms of money that factor into how much money you have. The same is true for countries.

By Country

How much money a country can get pretty complicated, but there is a way to figure out each country’s quasi money. No, this doesn’t mean fake money or “sort of” money, like the name may imply. Quasi money may also sound like our paychecks these days, but what it refers to is actually a pretty neat assessment of the money that a country really has.

The money supply of every single country can be measured accurately by looking at a number of different things. To find out exactly what goes into the money that a country has, take a look at the graphic.

How Does Your Country Stack Up?

How does your country compare to other countries in terms of money? The amount of quasi money in each country when measured as a percentage of a country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is pretty telling. Check out the graphic to see how your country rates and whether it makes the top 10, the bottom 10 or falls somewhere in the middle. If you know someone from a country on the top or bottom lists, forward the graphic to them and let them know about it. Depending on where their country falls, it may be time to gloat or to pretend not to be jealous.

Where are the top and bottom countries located?

Are they countries that are typically thought of as being rich and poor, or do they come straight out of left field for a sneak attack? There are certainly some countries in there that will surprise you as well as some that won’t. Take a look for yourself and see where the wealth of the world lies.

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