Degrees of Desperation: The Working Class Struggle to Pay for College (Kindle Single)

There s a college affordability crisis happening in the U.S right now Tuition rates have soared, while increases in blue collar wages have slowed to a crawl This adds up to a painful realization for lower income young people desperately hoping to go to college there s no way to pay for it Bobbi Dempsey shares her brutally honest first person account of the struggle toThere s a college affordability crisis happening in the U.S right now Tuition rates have soared, while increases in blue collar wages have slowed to a crawl This adds up to a painful realization for lower income young people desperately hoping to go to college there s no way to pay for it Bobbi Dempsey shares her brutally honest first person account of the struggle to pay for her children s and her own education on a working class salary Growing up in poverty, Dempsey was determined to provide her children with an education to help them escape the family cycle While trying to get their three children through school, she and her husband each worked several jobs which often involved dirty and sometimes even dangerous conditions and went into a panic every time another tuition bill arrived Growing increasingly desperate, they made some decisions that put their financial future in jeopardy and even resorted to strategies such as collecting aluminum cans to pay for textbooks Mixing memoir with bits of valuable advice, Bobbi Dempsey takes you inside the emotional and stressful reality for a blue collar family facing the struggle of paying for college Bobbi Dempsey is a writer specializing in money or the lack thereof , but she greatly enjoys talking to people from all walks of life and sharing their stories Her work has appeared in The NY Times, Family Circle and other major publications She also created a website called BrokeParents to share news, advice and tips of interest to working class families struggling with tight budgets She copes with the stresses of life by indulging in her two not so secret vices bad reality TV and awesomely bad 80s pop culture Cover design by Kerry Ellis.
Degrees of Desperation The Working Class Struggle to Pay for College Kindle Single There s a college affordability crisis happening in the U S right now Tuition rates have soared while increases in blue collar wages have slowed to a crawl This adds up to a painful realization for l

  • Title: Degrees of Desperation: The Working Class Struggle to Pay for College (Kindle Single)
  • Author: Bobbi Dempsey
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 424
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 1 thought on “Degrees of Desperation: The Working Class Struggle to Pay for College (Kindle Single)”

    1. Wow! What a story of courage and persistence!The author of this book, Bobbi Dempsey, is a heroic mom who had to scrape every penny together to pay for her three sons to get through college. That situation is sadly not unique in our country, but she tells her experiences in painful detail—a harrowing tale, really, of financial juggling and magic acts to make it all happens. Besides the storytelling, she also provides a wealth of information and practical advice that should be valuable to any pa [...]

    2. A quick read on one middle class family's struggle to pay for college. Includes a section of helpful tips.

    3. An excellent, quick little read for anyone in college, going to college, graduated from college, or paying for another person's college. Bobbi Dempsey's voice comes across as eminently authentic, with her description of determination and strong principles mixing in with creativity, gallows humor, and a great story-telling ability. She peppers in explanations of the bureaucratic systems that college students and parents are subject to, placing the analyses of sometimes insane rules and regulation [...]

    4. Great insider parent to parent information about paying for collegeFast read. Should be a bible for families wanting to put a child or children thru college. All the confusing information on payments, finding money for school and just trying to survive the process is in here. Not for the faint of heart!

    5. I could write my own book. So interesting to hear another's story. Bravo to author! Hope it helps other(author too!).

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