Learn a skill or trade that is not taught in college.

College educations are expensive, and the benefits are questionable (depending on the degree). Many very smart people (such as James Altucher, Mike Rowe, and Gary North, to name a few) recommend doing something else with your life, instead of going to college. James Altucher names 8 Alternatives to College, and Mike Rowe is an advocate for learning a skilled trade. [To be … [Read more...]

Learn a foreign language.

Learn Foreign Language

Really, truly, sincerely make an effort to learn a foreign language. You want to gain a bit of conversational ability in a foreign language, at minimum. This would equate to being able to haltingly speak to a foreigner in their own tongue, perhaps: your speaking ability might not dazzle anyone. But the benefits of being able to go to another country and understand the street … [Read more...]