Student loans have been a hot topic in the last few years. Recent headlines have compared the rapid increase in student loans with the subprime mortgage crisis of 2007, which many believe triggered the great recession in the years that followed. Left unchecked, could rising student loans cause a similar chain of events? Like subprime loans a decade ago, student loans are often issued without consideration of the ability of the borrower to repay.
I started playing baseball as a young child and competed through 2 years of college. My baseball career brought me not only great joy, but also taught me some lessons about life. In particular, I think back on what I learned from the philosophy of the late Ted Williams, the greatest hitter who ever lived. Yes, he had huge talent, but he also developed a strategy that allowed him to excel above the rest.