Online education offers so many choices and opportunities for students young as well as old. By registering for an online course one can earn a high school diploma, a college degree, a doctorate, an MBA or a certification or diploma in computer applications and so on.
Professional or family life? As much as we’d like both, in many cases you can’t have a successful career and give the same love and attention to your family. At a certain point you’ll have to choose. If you think that having a child will drag you down, you are probably not ready to have one. Most people who desire a family feel that they will be uplifted.
When it comes to Jobs, too many Americans are accepting mediocre futures by not getting degrees. Often times people will graduate high school, settle into a job, and stay there. There are too many people out there that have forsaken their dreams because they aren’t willing to fight, or the fight is too hard. You have to fight for the American Dream and this fight isn’t across the seas. You fight this fight in your homes, your workplaces and most importantly your schools. Education is the key to the American Dream, so fight! Get an education!
Why does the grad school decision take so much thought? Because of the different life dynamics that are more than likely at play. For undergrad, you were a teenager with no string attached to anything that you did. Now, more than likely you’re a professional with obligations (i.e. bills, jobs, children) to meet on a regular basis. You’re time and money is much more precious now, so understand exactly what you’re getting into is a must.
. Don’t underestimate the students. All students have their strengths and weaknesses. In fact, even their weaknesses, sometimes, is a strength in some ways. So, downplaying them due to some perceived weaknesses should be discouraged.
You’re at it consider whether or not what you want for him is what he wants for himself. Don’t waste your time trying to control someone’s elses career goals. You may find what you’re really unhappy about is your lack of success rather than his lack of ambition. When he sees you trying hard to make your dreams come true he may find himself inspired.
You can find scholarship opportunities specifically for moms, dads, working adults and more. They are simple to apply for and no essay is required. If fact, the only requirement is that you need to be attending, or planning to attend, college. Most have an easy one page application for your personal contact information and chosen field of study.
Tom Taylor, CPA is a fee-only, independent Financial Planner and Certified Public Accountant and can be contacted at Chesapeake Financial Advisors or Taylor & Company in Towson, MD. Tom believes that the greatest benefit of planning includes incorporating tax strategies with financial planning. Tom’s clients receive both services in one advisor. He is a member of NAPFA and the MACPA and AICPA.