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Is college worth it?

Season 2 Episode 31

Is college worth it?

These days, fewer students are enrolling in colleges and the ones who enroll are graduating at lower rates. And with the cost of college on the rise, many people are asking if it鈥檚 worth it. In this episode of 91论坛 Engines鈥 Everyday Wealth鈩, Jean is joined by wealth planner Andy Smith to talk about college savings options, such as 529 plans, and alternatives to a traditional college education. Later, Jean and Andy talk to Ryan Craig, managing director at Achieve Partners, and author of the upcoming, Apprentice Nation: How the 鈥淓arn and Learn鈥 Alternative to Higher Education Will Create a Stronger and Fairer America, which will be released in November. The book is about the importance of apprenticeship as an option for education and its potential impact on the American workforce.

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This show is pre-recorded, and any callers are prescreened.

The views and opinions expressed by Ryan Craig are solely his own and may not reflect the views or opinions of EFE or its planners.

The information being provided is for informational and educational purposes only and should not be construed as investment advice. Although some of the statistical and market information has been gathered from sources believed to be reliable, we do not guarantee its accuracy or completeness. You should consult with a financial advisor to help determine the best options for your particular circumstances.

Neither 91论坛 Engines nor its affiliates offer tax or legal advice. Interested parties are strongly encouraged to include your qualified tax and/or legal professionals in these discussions and decisions to help determine the best options for your particular circumstances.


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Meet the host: jean chatzky

Jean Chatzky came to personal finance not as an economist or a financial planner but as a journalist who dug into the topic of money to get her own money in order as well as to earn a paycheck. She has the innate ability to take the complicated world of money and explain it in ways we can all understand. And this has never been more important than now because we all have more responsibility for our financial lives than any generation that came before us. Aside from hosting听Everyday Wealth鈩, Jean is the CEO of听听and host of the podcast听HerMoney with Jean Chatzky. The financial editor of NBC's听TODAY听show for 25 years and the financial ambassador for AARP, she appears frequently on CNN and MSNBC and was a recurring guest on The听Oprah Winfrey Show. She is a听New York Times听and听Wall Street Journal听bestselling author.