By Nathaniel Silin
Special to Valley News 

Practical Money Matters: Could a gap year after high school make financial sense?


Last updated 7/27/2018 at 12:34pm

In some parts of the world, a gap year – a yearlong break between high school and college – is the norm. It’s starting to catch on in the U.S. as well.

It’s a chance for recent high school graduates to earn money, challenge themselves, explore the world and build their resume while experimenting with different career paths.

Those who take full advantage of the opportunity often find the experience to be rewarding and beneficial. And colleges report that students who start school after a gap year tend to earn higher grades, are more involved with campus life and graduate within fou...

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