Jul 04, 2018
Paying for College

Cartoons: A (Not So) Humorous Look at Student Loans

They say there is a little truth in all humor...


  • What is the consistent theme running through all the comics?
  • How do you think student debt is affecting borrowers post-college lives?
  • Do a Google search to research online if there is evidence that student loans impact:
    • Relationships
    • Big-ticket purchases (e.g., auto loans)
    • Living arrangements (independent vs. living at home)
  • What are strategies you can use to prevent student loans from having such a dramatic impact on your life post-college? 


Looking for more cartoons? Check out more examples on the NGPF Blog


About the Author

Tim Ranzetta

Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.

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