AGREE OR DISAGREE? You will likely strongly agree or disagree with this topic. Think about this.... The total outstanding student loan debt in the U.S. is $1.2 trillion, that's the second-highest level of consumer debt behind only mortgages. Most of that is loans held by the federal government. About 40 million Americans hold student loans and about 70% of bachelor's degree recipients graduate with debt. This debt is second only to home mortgage debt in the U.S. Most people DO NOT have a career that is related to their degree. Most careers DO NOT require a college degree. Lifelong learning is critical, but you don't need to go into debt $20,000 - $150,000 to get a piece of paper. Formal academic learning, lifelong learning, skills training and wisdom are all different. You need to know the difference. Why would a person who owns educational companies have this perspective? To your success, JSE Here are two things you can do to save your valuable time, moolah and create the lifestyle you really want. The Entrepreneur Show hosted by John Spencer Ellis. Topics include business, marketing, branding, PR, publicity, SEO, social media, lifestyle design, wealth creation, flow state, brain training, online course design, education and success for entrepreneurs in all industries. Learn how to work less, earn more, and have more fun while you help your customers.