What’s with you kids today? Get off your dead butt and go get a job and support yourself. It’s really easy, and that’s how this world works.
Loans & grants aren’t the answer to anything. A job is the ONLY answer that works and leads to a good life of any kind. Then when you’re smart enough, you can start your own business and be set for life.
Spend every spare minute you have learning how to make money. If you would have done lawn care last summer, you could have banked $30k+, if you would have gotten a Christmas Tree gig, you could have been making $30k between now and Christmas, but it’s too late now. You could be making $10k-$30k a month selling ebooks once you learn how. If you’re in snow country, you can make money shoveling snow.
Making money is easy, but nobody in their right mind is just going to hand it to you without you putting in some time and effort. For a job you need to learn marketable skills, and then sell yourself. For self employment, you need marketable products or skills, and the ability to market them.
For over 30 years I was a traveling construction worker, living in camper vans or RV’s and traveling to where the highest paying jobs were. Between jobs, weekends, and my days off, I got to explore the area’s and the country. I live rent free and debt free. I still live in my camper van, and now make $100k a year mostly online. I could have retired many years ago, but I prefer to stay active.
"I can live like a king because I work like a dog." ~ An anonymous vandweller