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Should I quit my full time job to go to college?

I am a 35 yr old single mother of 2. I have been working low paying jobs since I was 14 yrs old. I have a full time job right now which barely pays the bills and as I am alone it is all we have coming into the household. Sadly I know others who are going to college and bring in more (after paying tuition and books) every quarter than I am bringing home working my full time job. BUT as I said I am able to pay the bills.

Asked By: hunny43113 - 6/3/2010
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What would you like to go to college for? At age 35 (not that you're old, but you're not 21), with two kids to support, you don't have time to drift. You need to be focused, and to know what you want to do for a career after schooling, and know exactly which schooling you need to get, before you go to college... More
Answered By: RoaringMice - 6/3/2010
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maybe you can learn a trade, like accounting, it's easy and they make bank. or something you enjoy... trades are a great thing to have... i wouldnt say quit your job, but maybe work part time and go to school, or get a better job.
Answered By: science-iz-lyfe - 6/3/2010
 
How will the bills be paid if you quit your job and who pays for school? Hopefully the father of the children is helping. If not, why not? You are only cheating your children by not getting child support.
Answered By: Knowitall - 6/3/2010
 
Tough decision, especially since you have children. Honestly i think you should-depending on the circumstances... More
Answered By: Third of Five - 6/3/2010
 
If you quit your job, how will you support you and your family. If you have a source of money that will allow you to go to college full time, then hell yeah you should quit. A college degree will lead to more money over the long run--assuming you get a college degree in a in-demand field... More
Answered By: MichaelS - 6/3/2010
 
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