March 28, 2012

How Much Does Success Cost?

A widespread groundswell has been hidden, until now. For the first time in history, student loan debt is greater than credit card debt. The statistics are shocking and not limited […]

A widespread groundswell has been hidden, until now. For the first time in history, student loan debt is greater than credit card debt. The statistics are shocking and not limited to only those right out of high school. We go off to college with high hopes and big dreams, but many graduate with major debt and no real direction. So has all the student loan debt paved the way to success or to bondage?

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  1. Tory Baker March 28, 2012

    I know how it feels. I graduated with $57,000 in student loan debt, and I haven’t been able to find a job. So, no, it wasn’t worth it. I’ve been told I had too much education for the open jobs positions. If I hadn’t gone to college, I’d have a job, like all my friends who didn’t go and have jobs.

  2. Gabby March 28, 2012

    I worked my butt off for 5 years of my life to earn my B.S. in civil engineering and am currently working for a small company doing “accounting” work and getting paid $10/hour. I guess I could say that at least I have a job. A lot of my friends who graduated with me are currently unemployed. I NEVER thought I wouldn’t be using my degree after graduating from college. I wish I knew that this was going to happen to me because I would have used all the money I spent to start a business instead. I feel bad for people getting themselves into debt to get a college degree in these days. College is the biggest business scam I have ever seen! I went to First Steps to Sucess this past weekend and am excited to see some real success and money coming in as I apply everything I learned there. I am not going to settle for the current job I have right now. I will step up and start my own business. SCREW THE ECONOMY AND THE MANIPULATIVE GOVERNMENT! I will die in poverty if I continue depending on them to give me a job!

  3. Sara March 30, 2012

    I think this depends on what career you are planning on going into. I agree that if you do not have a direction, taking out loans to “find yourself” is not the best choice. I, however, have to have a degree in order to have my career as a physical therapist. The school that I felt called to had the highest tuition. Do I regret coming out of school with three degrees and $160.000 in debt? No. But I also have a plan to pay it off in the next 5 years. I think it is not how much you take out when you are in school, but what you do with it once you get out. Not everyone should go to college, but there are some of us who had to take this path in order to work in the area we are called to be in. 😀 Thanks for your show! I just learned about you the other day & am excited to learn more!

    • Geri April 18, 2012

      I agree Sara. I’m called to be a chiropractor and of course had to go to school to acquire the skills and training to do so. What I lack are the business skills involving a practice, which I am gaining by Dani’s teaching as well as from my mentor and other avenues. Not everyone is called to have a college education, not everyone is called to have their own MLM business or to be a stay at home mom. We all must ask God to reveal to us where and what He wants us to do. I know that if I was not a chiropractor, many people out there would be sufferring because I am using my God given gifts to help them.

  4. Erin June 13, 2012

    Part of the reason debt is so high is the cost of education has gone up. When I went to state university 10 years ago, it was $4000 per year. Now it’s $13000 per year. That’s a huge increase.

    I recently made some friends who are living here in the US, but are from Denmark. When I first met them, they were finishing their MA equivalent and doing a paid internship here in the US. They never had to pay anything for their education, and in fact, they were receiving a stipend. They left last week on a two-month road trip across the US. I was so jealous, and wondering how they could afford it; the time and the money. And then I remembered that they don’t have any student loans, so they could put all the money they made into savings. How cool is that?

    So there you are- the other cure for student loans – make education cheaper.

  5. Richard Wilson May 8, 2013

    On a recent radio broadcast you said that American soldiers are now banned from sharing their faith and could face judicial and disciplinary action if they are found to do so in contradiction to orders. I am in the process of writing a book, titled “The Fall and Judgment of the United States”. I need to have a first order source to use that information in my book and my messages. Would you share your source information for that broadcast.

    Sincerely Yours,
    Richard Wilson

  6. Annie Hackett May 8, 2013

    Listening to your radio program and trying to call in. Guess it’s not live? I remember you Dani from Total Health days. So happy for your success. College debt is troublesome, but going to college strictly in order to make money is missing a big part of the point. College is not necessarily about landing a job. It is also about learning thinking skills and maturing. You may have made a million by age 21, but there were a lot of people that made that happen… without them, it would not have happened. Wishing you continued success!