Phi Beta Cons

‘Hey, Mom and Dad — How About a Second Mortgage . . .’

“How about taking out a second mortgage or home equity loan so I can pay my student loan bills?” Mike Tremoglie writes about the pros and cons of doing that here.

If some people do so, it will help to keep the college bubble going a little longer, but it looks like a very bad idea.

George Leef — George Leef is the director of research for the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.

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