- take out only the amount of loan you truly need to make ends meet, and
- as early as possible, choose the the career path, training, and major that is most likely to lead to job satisfaction and success. Holland's Theory shows you a scientifically proven method for making a good career choice; our career test is a valid measure of Holland's six personality types.
- choose and pay for the training only necessary to reach your career goals, instead of paying for unnecessary classes,
- spend less time in school and more time working to reach your career goals, and
- focus your effort on building the skills needed for better paying jobs in your chosen career.
But if you have a clear career goal of where you want to go and financially where you want to be, you'll be less likely to sabotage yourself in debt. More debt only delays your success. Some educational debt is necessary for most people to get the training they need to advance in our economic system. So use it to your advantage, as a temporary, limited bridge just long enough to reach the other side of the gap.