How to Pay for College (at any age)
The unemployment rate fell recently to its lowest point since 2008! That’s great news — but still not great overall. It’s like being on “Dancing With the Stars”, and saying that you danced better than D.L. Hughley or Andy Dick.
Getting a job is still difficult. So what can you do in this economy if you need a job? Many are going back to school to specialize in a skill.
It makes sense because the way employers hire today is different. They’re looking for candidates that proved that they’re able to do something specific, either in a past job or with a certification.
That way, an employer can hire knowing that their candidate will be productive from day 1 without training. Also, certain types of jobs have disappeared and have been replaced by technology (e.g., automation). So you really need a skill now in order to find a job.
How do you pay for college or continuing education? Most importantly, how do you know what to study so that you’ll get a job?
I talk about this plus give an opinion on the stock market in this week’s podcast.
After turning $1100 into $7015 in the stock market right out of college, Michelle worked 15 years on Wall Street at Morgan Stanley, Citigroup and Goldman Sachs. She wrote "How to Buy Stocks Online", and is a fee only financial advisor providing investment help in New York City.
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