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Lifestyle Highlight: Van Life

We've all seen the 90s Saturday Night Live skit where Matt Foley, played by Chris Farley, warns a younger David Spade of lifestyle choices that will lead him towards a life in a van down by the river.  Twenty-four years... Continue Reading →

How to Choose a College Degree – Part IV: Calculate ROI

In order to compare our degrees we must determine what ultimate metric to use.  Throughout this series we have been using the term Return on Investment.  This equation can be seen in Figure 1.  You may notice a flaw in... Continue Reading →

How to Choose a College Degree – Part III: The Success Circle

The Success Circle is similar to the Frustration Flowchart, but with two key differences.  The order is reversed and the process is cyclical.  We choose a cyclical process because we want to evaluate several options to determine the best return... Continue Reading →

How to Choose a College Degree – Part II: The Frustration Flowchart

To understand why people are frustrated with the higher education system, we must understand how they interact with the system.  We have created the frustration flow chart to visualize this unfortunate and common process.  The flowchart aesthetics are designed to represent the... Continue Reading →

How to Choose a College Degree – Part I: College is an Investment

Everyday you hear someone complain about the price of a college education.  They complain about how they are swamped in debt.  They blame their failures on the high cost of a college education. The Lifestyle Engineering Blog intends eliminate this frustration... Continue Reading →

Personal Finance – What is Your Goal?

Before you jump in a car, you usually know your destination.  In most cases you know how to get there.  Why don't we have the same philosophy for our financial future?  Why do so many people live their life working away without... Continue Reading →

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