Before becoming a full-time cartoonist, Beaton worked as a maid, as an administrative assistant at the Maritime Museum of British Columbia, and on a mining site at Fort McMurray.
It’s the time of year when students are heading off to college all across the country, and we start seeing the perennial “Is College Too Expensive?” articles popping up everywhere.
I had no idea what I wanted to do after finishing my undergraduate education, which I spent studying linguistics for four years. This was obviously not going to get me a practical job.
With HENRYs encountering roadblocks when trying to refinance their student loans, I was interested in seeing if non-HENRYs had any luck with getting better interest rates for their loans.
Why getting a lower interest rate on your student loan can be near-impossible.
I graduated in 2014, with my hat in my hand and $8,000 owed to the Department of Education. While $8,000 was only about a third of the average student debt, it was a terrifying number for me.