Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Personal finance

There is a very good post by a California tenured professor about the challenges of making ends meet in an expensive city.  It's true (and she admits it) that the student loan decisions were not ideal.  Bu it is also remarkable how many of the expenses of her position get shifted on to her.  In the private sector, I can't imagine being told to pay for a required conference yourself. 


  1. Of course, that's not limited to professors. Lots of public school teachers routinely spend their money on supplies for their students.

  2. I most certainly did not mean to suggest that this sort of behavior was limited to university professors. It was rather a vision of the challenges that educators can have with their budgets, even ones like College Professors.