WE NEED BETTER CONVERSATIONS
The film tends to grab people in different ways. One Dad told us he was impacted by the comment, “these kids don’t make their own meals, they’ve never done laundry, and yet we’re asking them to make a decision that will affect them the rest of their lives.” He immediately started teaching his 17 year old how to make paninis and do laundry. One Mom said she was blown away by the young couple that didn’t know how much they owed on their student loans together. Another Dad said his kids asked him why the students wrote question marks when asked how much debt they had.
The bottom line is you can never have enough conversations about college, the cost of, and the repercussions of borrowing too much.
We get it. It’s a difficult conversation to have. But we’re here for you.
In order to make the conversations easier, we’ve put together a downloadable guide (see below) that gives suggestions, conversation starters, and resources to help you guide your child down the path of options and opportunities, not debt and devastation.
Our goal is for 1 million people to watch the film in 2016.
We believe if we get enough college conversations happening around dinner tables, high school classrooms, student unions, PTA Meetings, administration offices, and any where else great minds converge, we can begin to reverse the trend of crushing student loan debt.
The alternative to the film NOT being shared and the conversations NOT happening are DIRE.
In the 10 years from 2004 to 2014, we increased the total student loan indebtedness over A TRILLION DOLLARS.
Student Loan Defaults will push over the 25% mark in 2016. That means 1 in 4 are beyond 180 days delinquent. (They’re just not paying on the debt. But they will at some point and it will be crushing.)
We will see student loans go the way of the sub-prime mortgage market as the loans are already being bundled and sold on Wall Street.
Our already stalled economy will continue its sluggish pace as young people put off buying homes, cars, and getting married. All because of massive student loan indebtedness.
PLEASE SHARE THE FILM THROUGH EMAIL, SOCIAL MEDIA, AND AMONG YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS AND COMMUNITY.
Join the movement to keep the next generation from being Broke, Busted & Disgusted. The more we share, the greater the opportunity for positive momentum against increased tuition, spiraling administrative costs, and outrageous interest rates.
If you’d like to share the film, CLICK HERE.
If you want to join our movement, and support in any way, CLICK CONTACT.
IN THE GUIDE, YOU'LL LEARN
- What questions to ask your children to make sure they understand the ramifications and repercussions of student debt.
- How to prepare your child (and yourself) for the expenses of college including budgeting, cash flow projecting, and identifying jobs on and near campus.
- What recent graduates wish their parents would've told them about finances, borrowing, and how expensive life is "on the other side".