EP90 - Financial Advisor - Be Kind, Be Good with Money, Robert Farrington

07/10/20

While he advises young people, the fundamentals of money management is a lesson everyone seems to need. Robert Farrington is the founder and CEO of The College Investor and he joined Michael to talk about the two entangled crises of paying for an education: runaway costs at for-profit institutions, and the debt people are willing to carry an education they’re ‘supposed’ to have.

 

This episode delves into a number of ideas about how to approach training, setting realistic goals, non-education alternatives, and the tangential benefits of going out of town for school.

 

They move beyond paying for education, and into bigger ideas about how debt can function like an addiction, the way we write and speak about millennials, the monthly payment mentality, and using your taxes like a report card.