There are a lot of resources out there but people gotta dig for them. It is possible though. Go to university straight out of high school is instant debt if your family isn’t well off enough to pay for it, which I’m not. My daughter started at community college as well and my son will be doing the same next year.

I think a lot of it for teenagers is they’re eager to get away from home and experience something different. I explained to my kids that by attending community college while living at home they’re building a foundation (and a nest egg) in order to do so.

Newspaper reporter in Eastern Iowa. The views expressed are mine alone.

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