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Student Loan Debt

Dennis Hutchinson —  March 20, 2015

There is now more than $1 trillion in outstanding student loan debt in America.  About 70% of students who graduated from college in 2013 did so owing close to $30,000.  Parents & students are responsible for that, but Cary Silverman with King of Kash says the lender has some responsibility too.

STUDENT LOAN DEBT

It really starts with the lender, in our opinion, informing the consumer of exactly what their getting into.  What is their responsibility, and then helping them understand can they afford to borrow or to take that credit or not.

All that student loan debt is starting to have a big impact on how soon college grads can buy their first home, not to mention what poor credit does to the overall economy.

Steroid Use

Dennis Hutchinson —  March 17, 2015

Lance Armstrong’s fall from grace & admission of doping sent shockwaves through the nation, but as bad as that was – Dr. Margaret Goodman says the bigger problem is in young people.

SPORTS DOPING

The University of Minnesota did a study a couple of years ago showing that up to 7% of youngsters median age, or teens median age 15, some starting as early as age 10, were using anabolic steroids – so 7% of boys & almost 5% of girls.  You know these days everybody wants the 6-pack, they want to look like they have that muscle definition, it’s everywhere & it really needs to be looked at more closely.

Dr. Goodman says it’s increasing in girls because they want to look good.  She’s hoping to draw more attention to the problem in her new novel called Death in Vegas.

Confidence

Dennis Hutchinson —  March 16, 2015

Sometimes people can misread confidence as arrogance, especially in the workplace, but author Helene Lerner says a lot of women often undervalue their own skills.

CONFIDENCE

What was associated with confidence was a wealth of experience and also using your skills and making an impact, but if you don’t take action you’re never going to get that wealth of experience or the ability to use your skills.  Real confidence is moving forward when you think you can make a difference, even if your knees are shaking.

In The Confidence Myth, Helene encourages women to get outside of themselves & serve others – & that connection will help build your confidence.