Beating the College Debt Trap: Getting a Degree Without Going Broke

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Zondervan, Dec 29, 2015 - Business & Economics - 224 pages

Beating the College Debt Trap presents students with a better way to do college. The radically counter-cultural truth is that students don’t have to be totally dependent on Mom, Dad, or Uncle Sam to get the most out of college. Graduation on a solid financial foundation is possible. But it will require intentionality, creativity, hard work, and a willingness to delay gratification.

Chediak gets into the nitty-gritty of how to get work and make money during the college years, pay off any loans quickly, spend less, save more, and stay out of debt for good. He also unpacks how to transition from college into career, honor God while achieving financial independence, and use your finances to make a positive, eternally-significant difference in the lives of others.

As a young engineering professor with an aptitude for finances and money management, Chediak has become particularly concerned with the financial health of young adults, especially in light of the ever increasing costs of college. In Beating the College Debt Trap he helps do something about this problem. He engages, in a friendly manner, the “real world” financial issues that 17-25 year olds face, with clarity, practical help, lots of illustrations, and a little humor, while conveying a distinctly Christian perspective.

 

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Contents

Checklist for Getting a Degree without Going Broke
Everyone Must Go to a FourYear College
Its All Just Going to Work
Spend a Fortune on Prestige and Other Bad Ideas
Choose Your Major on a Whim
Student Loans Are Always Worth
I Cant Get Meaningful Work as a Student
I Cant Control My Expenses
Finding a HighPaying Job Will Be a Breeze
Ive Got a Paycheck and Can Finally Live It
Be Free from Student Debt So You Can Live with Impact
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