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No degree? No problem. Author makes case for 'Blue Collar Cash'

You worked hard to get through college, and now you work hard to maintain your lifestyle--and pay your student loans. Who's in charge here, you or the loans?

College is not for everyone, and Ken Rusk makes the case for taking the non-college route, in his book Blue-Collar Cash: Love Your Work, Secure Your Future, and Find Happiness for Life.

His paid work experience started with digging ditches in his teens and moved onto construction and beyond. No college degree, and no problem with its lack.

The author makes the case that a blue collar career can be more rewarding, financially and otherwise, than college.

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