College Spending: Back-to-School Expenditures On The Rise

Our nation’s back-to-school spending is higher than ever. Up an average of $100 per person between 2011 and 2012, the average college student will spend $907.22 on items like technology (computers, smartphones, printers), dorm or housing decor/furniture, textbooks, and back-to-school clothing, cites the National Retail Federation. Continue reading

How To Go Back To School After Unemployment

Getting laid off is a stressful time of life for any individual who has been in the workforce for years. Not only do you have to learn how to go back to school, how to learn again, and changing your current lifestyle by not having that bi-weekly paycheck. It requires a re-evaluation of the current career and sometimes even finding a new career path. With the unemployment rate looming around 8 percent nationwide, it’s no mystery that many people are seeking a new avenue for professional success. If you find yourself in this situation, going back to school has become an option for many. Continue reading