Hi there – my name is Tom and I have a 16 year old son that is considering colleges. Based on all the horror stories out there, I know one thing for sure – I don’t want to see him strangled by college loan debt, so I have been gearing up to discuss the option of getting hands-on work experience in lieu of formal education. There are pros and cons to be sure, so I thought I would document my findings, in the event any other parent or potential college prospect finds my humble little blog! Enjoy!