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Monday, January 16, 2017

Unlocking Life's Achievements

Posted on Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 9:00 AM

It bothers me when I see people posting online or making comments about how, if you want your life to be better, then get a better education. Do you know how hard that is? I have a full-time job that pays decently well, but it's not my passion, it's a drag to go to every day, and there is little opportunity for upward mobility. I don't want to be stuck in this shit sandwich for the rest of my life so I decided to go back to school part-time while continuing to work. I figured that since I'm single with no kids that this was the best time to do it. Well holy fuck nugget am I broke! The program I'm in is two straight years, no breaks, so every three months I have to pay $2,500 in tuition, plus books and supplies. I was able to secure a small line of credit, but I didn't quality for a Student Loan. The reality is, if I don't take every single penny I have left over after my bills and put it on my line of credit as I go, I'll run out of room on my line of credit and have to quit school half-way through. This shit is HARD and I'm one of the lucky ones that has a decent job and none of the extraneous expenses (ex: child care, car payment) to worry about. I can't imagine trying to do this on minimum wage; I'm not even sure if it would be possible. So keep that in mind the next time you think about harping on somebody who is stuck in the vicious rut of wanting to improve their life, but not having the means to do so. —All Bills, No Thrills

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