College or not? Value being questioned.

‘Personal finance guru Suze Orman says college is a no-brainer for kids who can be lawyers and doctors. But she says that in this economy, many others should reassess the value of a generic bachelor’s degree. She believes it ultimately might not be worth it.

Orman said it’s often smarter to acquire specific marketable skills at a community college, a technical school or by working as an apprentice for a business, making yourself more employable without piling up a mountain of debt.

I would rather see a child go to a community college, knowing that they can go out there, get a job and not be crushed under the burden of a prestigious degree,” she said. ‘ 

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