I’ve decided to jump back into participating in blog carnivals again this summer – I might even hop on the horse and host a few here!
This week, my post about making smart choices while buying my new cell phone was accepted into the Carnival of Personal Finance at Money and Values. The first post in my Graduating? series about job hunting was accepted into the Festival of Twenty Something Finances at My Beauty and Fashion.
Some posts from the carnivals that I really enjoyed:
Updating the college scholarship resume – This not only makes it easier for you to apply for scholarships, it forces you to think about what you’re doing (or not doing!) in school and how that will look to scholarship committees.
Student loans are not “good debt” and Are college degrees overrated?
These two posts echo my thoughts that a lot of people go to college for entirely the wrong reasons. I’m still not entirely sure whether or not I should be counted in that category! I think the over-valuing of the Bachelors degree in America has led to too many people getting them, which in turn causes too many employers “requiring” them for jobs that don’t actually need a four year degree.
Why? – Sarah at 20Saver beautifully answers the question that I get a lot too. When people try to argue I should spend money because I’m “only young once,” my response is “Yes. That’s exactly why I’m trying to save now.”