You don't have to look far to find a post about how college is a scam or not worth the money. The nations college loan is a 1.5+Trillion dollar bubble which could burst soon and impact all of our lives.
So many articles encouraging young people to forego college and avoid the debt. In some ways I don't disagree. I believe EVERYONE should get an education, but at what cost?
My journey through college was a bit different. Coming from a divorced family, I grew up in a tougher atmosphere and help in any way from my parents wasn't going to happen.
So I left for the military when I was 17. No help from my parents except a ride to boot camp. Don't get me wrong, I love my parents but they just didn't have the ability to pay for college. I wasn't going to get buried in loan and I wasn't going to rot in a shit job.
So off I went...
Five years later I returned from the west coast with one year of college completed and all of my education paid for. I worked my ball sack off and completed my Engineering degree and my MBA. Although my education was completely paid for from the military, I still worked part time all through college and came out with no debts.