Do you agree? The Borrower is SLAVE to the Lender?

Apr 14, 2018 by

Dave Ramsey often quotes the proverb: “The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender.”  Last Wednesday while in the post office, my son asked if he could borrow some money until today (when I pay him for his chores).

For the past five days, I have been trying to make this proverb as real as possible to my teenager son.  In fact, after we were done at the post office and got back into the car, Dave Ramsey quoted it on the radio as soon as we turned on the car!

I warned my son: Mom is worse than any loan shark could think of being.  Mom will charge an interest rate that would make payday loan places cringe.  Son will be Mom’s wage slave for a period of five days unless …

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Get a Head Start on Your Medical Career – Great Nursing Schools in Louisiana

Feb 20, 2018 by

Louisiana – or “The Boot” as it is known to its residents – is an excellent place to pursue a nursing career in the South.

The salaries for nurses in Louisiana are on average higher than those paid to nurses in the nearby states of Arkansas, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Alabama and a continuing shortage of adequately trained nursing professionals means that while other professions may be shrinking in terms of job opportunities nursing continues to grow.

The first step to becoming a nurse there is, of course, choosing between the many fine nursing schools in Louisiana.

Where are the Nursing Jobs in Louisiana?

For graduates of nursing schools in Louisiana, there are employment opportunities all over the state but they are most abundant in cities like New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Shreveport. According to figures from the LA state government, …

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Getting a Second Chance at Success – Obtaining a High School Equivalency Diploma

Jan 13, 2018 by

“You never finished high school?” is a question that many of those who never did get a high school diploma have to face every day.

Unfortunately, those that did not graduate with a high school diploma fall into the lowest income bracket, earning almost 50% less than a high school graduate usually having to take minimum wage jobs that offer little in the way of advancement opportunities. All is not lost though, as earning a high school equivalency diploma is easier and more affordable than ever.

How Do You Get a High School Equivalency Diploma?

A high school equivalency diploma – or GED as it is also still called though there are alternative options – is an opportunity that is available to anyone who wants to take the test. GED preparation can be done either online or in a physical …

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Revisiting Proposition 54 – collecting racial information

Dec 29, 2017 by

Affirmative Action

Some years ago, a Supreme Court case involving an applicant who brought suit alleging that the admission policies of the University of Michigan were discriminatory renewed a heated national discussion on affirmative action, race-based preferences and the merit of diversity criteria in schools and workplaces.

While the Supreme Court’s decision upheld the use of race as a consideration in admissions, nuances of the article led to a revision of the University of Michigan Law School’s admissions policies.

On one hand, opponents of affirmative action argue that the Constitution is designed to protect individuals rather than groups; on the other, reformers point to the historical legacy of discrimination, slavery, and imperialism that has left many groups without equality of opportunity due to discriminatory practices that remain poignant in statistical measures of educational and economic success.…

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Percentage of black students graduating in engineering is rising

Nov 6, 2017 by

The percentage of black college graduates majoring in engineering fields has increased from less than 2% to more than 12% in the past 30 years, a U.S. Department of Education report says.

The study compares transcript data of 22,000 to 30,000 students from each of three high school graduating classes — 1995, 2005, and 2015.

Blacks are the only ethnic group with a sustained increase in engineering majors, from 1.7% of the class of 1995 to 6.1% in the class of 2005 to 12.6% in 2015.

By comparison, 4.4% of Latinos in the class of 1995 went into engineering; that increased to 10.7% of the class of 2005 but dropped to 7.5% for 2015. Among Asians, 10.1% in the class of 1995 majored in engineering; that doubled to 20.2% in 2005 but dropped back to 10.8% for 2015.…

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