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April 25, 2022

Is College Worth It? (w/ Dan Sheeks)

Dan Sheeks

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If you're raising a teenager and looking at the cost of higher education, you may be asking yourself … is college worth it?

Dan Sheeks, Author of First to a Million: A Teenager's Guide to Achieving Early Financial Independence, shares how parents and teens can make the decision to go to college or not.

Episode Overview

Dan Sheeks and I review the following:

  • If college is worth it if you're going to take out student loans
  • Options for parents if their teen doesn't know what they want to study
  • Why there are so many other options to consider (scholarships, gap year, etc)

With the cost of college, this decision can turn into a 6-figure, multi-decade dilemma. It's important to do your research and make sure it's the right path for your family. Dan Sheeks' perspective as a high school teacher and financial independence advocate will help you with this big parental decision.


Guest Bio – Dan Sheeks

Dan Sheeks is the owner and founder of SheeksFreaks LLC, an online community to help young people live their best lives by making smart money decisions. He has been a high school business teacher in Denver, CO for eighteen years, and he’s passionate about teaching teenagers personal finance, passive income, real estate investing, and early financial freedom strategies so they can live their best lives.

Dan and his wife own fifteen units using a variety of rental property investing techniques—including multifamily, short-term rentals, and the BRRRR strategy—and in his free time, Dan likes to run, bike, cross-country ski, and attend bluegrass music festivals.

Resources – Dan Sheeks

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Do you think college is worth it?  What do you think of the advice from Dan Sheeks?

Please let me know in the comments below.

Andy Hill

Andy Hill, AFC® is the award-winning family finance coach behind Marriage Kids and Money - a platform dedicated to helping families build wealth and happiness. With millions of podcast downloads and video views, Andy’s message of family financial empowerment has resonated with listeners, readers and viewers across the world. When he's not "talking money", Andy enjoys being a Soccer Dad, singing karaoke with his wife and relaxing on his hammock.

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