Wednesday, March 7, 2012

What We're Reading: Debt Free U


I read Debt Free U a chapter at a time over several weeks.  It's an easy read, but there is such a wealth of information I kind of wanted to let it settle before adding more to process.

The complete title reads:  Debt-Free U: How I Paid for an Outstanding College Education Without Loans, Scholarships, or Mooching off My Parents.  Pretty pie-in-the-sky you say?  Maybe not so much.  While challenging some myths surrounding the cost of college, Zac Bissonnette clearly and effectively lays out a plan to navigate financing college without incurring a mountain of debt.

We all want the best for our kids.  I know I do, but in scary financial times, when there is no guarantee of immediate employment in your student's chosen field, prudence dictates accumulating as little debt as possible.  Zac provides information and motivation to make that goal achievable.

I realize I still have over three years before my first child enters college {the other two will reach reach that stage in rapid succession}, but in this case information, combined with some time to prepare, is power.  If you have children anywhere between middle school and college this book is a must read.

3 comments:

  1. What a great viewpoint - written not from the parent's point of view about not incurring debt but from the student's p.o.v. How empowering, forward thinking, and motivational for a student.

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  2. Just reserved it through our library. Thanks!

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  3. I have a long way to go before my kids head to college {my oldest is 5}, but I really appreciate this concept! Makes me want to read it just to see how he did it!

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