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Just wondering with the way the economy is and the unemployment rate is the idea of going to college (older adults) a good idea right now? I ask because the price of college right now is at an all time outstanding high and is only expected to get higher. With that being said most people who attend, even the younger ones will be in debt for a good portion of their life if not all of it. There are currently college graduates with BA’s MBA’s ect working in any job they can get for minimum wage or unemployed. It just seems that college is a real crap shoot right now. I’m thinking one would be better off doing some self education as many of the top universities offer their programs and classes for free(with out credits of course) but hey you can still benefit from learning. Then get creative, do freelancing or looking into creating their own wealth doesn’t seem like there is too much financially to loose. That is unless your interested in being a doctor, lawyer or health field which requires one to have higher education.

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      Tuliplady wrote Feb 1, 2012
    • Two of my daughters are not going to college for the very reasons you mention.  They’ve got good jobs and have no desire to go thousands and thousands into debt, only to graduate and not have any better job than what they’ve got now.

      I have one daughter who IS tkaing more college classes because she’s working on being a CPA. She’s got a lot of debt, but at least she has the potential for good earnings.

      I looked at going to college, but figured I’d be 50 by the time I finished, have a load of debt, and very uncertain chances of finding a better job.  Decided it wasn’t worth it.




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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Feb 1, 2012
    • I’m in my last semester of pre requisites for our college’s nursing program which I should enter in the fall. We‘re paying for my education so we don’t have to finance it. But I know that there are still quite a few scholarships out there for women, both merit and need based. If we didn’t have the money to pay for my education, I doubt I’d finance it. I agree that the looming debt afterward is horrible.




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      Marya1961 wrote Feb 3, 2012
    • We are currently helping our son get through a fitness training program and we decided that he could benefit by this plan...the program is $6,000 total, so therefore he (with the help of his dad) was able to get a credit card in both their names and that way build up credit...of course, he will be paying whatever is left when he is employed, but thank God it won’t be thousands and thousands.




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