High school students traditionally take classes in English, math, science and social studies, but in Baltimore, youths in the city’s summer jobs program are learning how to handle plastic. The plastic is in the form of a debit card, which…
Working through college may put students at risk for a more expensive and longer education experience, but a part-time job after class can do more than soften the financial blow of rising tuition costs.
If you had asked three weeks ago, I would have told you my financial future was set. My belongings were boxed up, and I was on my way to law school with plenty of financial aid from Uncle Sam. But my plans changed, and like so many others, I found myself unemployed and unsure of how to meet expenses.
Things turned out well, and I learned an important lesson about the relative importance of what you know versus who you know.