Who Needs A Job When You Have A Private School Degree

Pick any private school.  The cost is about $200,000 over four years.  These figures don’t surprise anybody anymore given the ever rising application volume to storied institutions such as Harvard, Yale, and Princeton.  That said, there have to be some who believe $200,000 for a private school is a hard pill to swallow over an excellent public school for just $40,000.

With an estimate 17% of people aged 20 through 24 unemployed, swallowing a bowling ball may be easier than finding a desirable job post graduation.  Let’s say you are one of the unlucky few who can’t find a job after a $200,000 education.  Does it really matter? Let’s think about why it doesn’t really matter from the eyes of several recent graduates.


Play Games To Save Money And Achieve Your Goals!

It’s difficult to save money and not splurge on things you want.  Let’s face it, those financial goals you made this year will need as much help as you can get.  One of the key ways I save is to play games.  Let me show you what I mean.


Last July, I made a resolution not to spend any money on things other than basic necessities such as food and my bus pass in September.  Even filling up Moose with gas was pretty much off-limits as we decided to do a lot of biking, walking, and carpooling instead.

By naming September, Samurai September, the game was set in motion to see if I could succeed.  Not only did I not spend any money that month, I didn’t spend any money in October either!  I wanted to beat the rules of my game, and break the record by as far a margin as possible.  The feeling is just like trying to smash the Pacman record by a wide margin, so nobody will ever unseat you.


Do “C” Students Deserve “A” Lifestyles?

Back in the 9th grade, I remember goofing off quite a bit with my buddies.  We skipped class, stayed out late, and essentially did a lot of stuff that was detrimental to our grades.  Despite working with plenty of Spanish speaking colleagues during my part-time job at McDonald’s, I still only got a “C” in Spanish because I didn’t care.   All I wanted to do was have fun, eat all the apple pies I could and get paid my big $3.35 an hour!

My parents were clearly perturbed by my lack of effort (hey, isn’t working at McDonald’s from 6am-1pm on Saturday’s pretty good?) and spoke to me one evening and asked, “How are you ever going to be a great business man if you can’t even get an “A” in math?  Do you think award-winning scientists get “Cs” in high school chemistry?  Do you think Andre Agassi doesn’t practice hard every single day?” Crap, I think they are right.  Shoot, if I ever have surgery, the physician better not have slacked off in surgery class!


You Are Already Wealthy, Stop Complaining!

If you live in the United States, you are wealthy beyond what most others dream of. Your salary is 99% higher than of the world population.  Visit areas like India, and Africa, and you’ll see what real poverty looks like. If you moved there, you could live like a king! Don’t believe me?  Visit Global Rich List and plug in your yearly salary.

So what exactly does it mean to be wealthy anyways?  It’s all relative to the environment you live in. What might be considered below the poverty level in the USA ($22,050 for a family of four), might be considered well off when living in say Uganda.  According to the Global Rich List even at the US poverty level, you still make more money than 89% of the world.

If you look at the Wikipedia chart, you will see the USA has the most wealth compared to any other country (including Japan). No other country comes close to the USA.  So while you may not feel wealthy comparative to what you see in the media, you still are better off than 99% of the world population.  In terms of average income,  the USA is only 13th in the world, but we still have more stored wealth than any other country.

Stop complaining that you can’t afford that new Lexus you lust for. Many people around the world don’t even own a car! They get from place to place by bicycle. It’s true you may not live like a rock star, famous actor, or business titan, but you live better than most.

Most people in the United States have: