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Highest Echelon

A personal finance blog. Paying for my University, life and eventually achieving financial freedom.

My College Progress So Far

Sunday, October 29, 2006

This was one of my most difficult college terms ever. Work sucked and really impacted my ability to study. Kiyosaki (Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money--That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!) recommends not to work for money, but rather experience. My job has absolutely nothing to do with my future profession choice, so I'll be coming to a very profound decision concerning work in the next week.

I'm still deciding whether I'll take 2 or 3 classes next term. My courses are all accelerated, so 2 classes count as 4 and 3 as 6. I'll also be taking a CLEP exam worth 6 credits in November. I have an extremely high probability of passing it without even studying. If I do all that I have the potential of earning 15 credits in the next 2 months. I put a College Completed Meter on the top right of my page to keep me motivated. No matter if I take 2 or 3 classes, I'll still get my Associates Degree early next year, and that makes me feel extremely accomplished and happy.

Any thoughts? What's more important at my age? Working for experience or for a trifle sum of money?
posted by johnwilkx, 7:47 AM


Get your 4-year degree and skip the associates.....it's not worth nearly as much.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, Sun Oct 29, 04:42:00 PM 2006  
I'm going for my 4-year degree but I'll probably get my associates along the way and reevaluate my job when I get it.

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