Going to college might not be your best bet

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    I have had so many friends and relatives coming out of college with no jobs to go to. I sometimes this going to is a waste. My oldest is in college but in the medical field. Tyler is going for businesses management he works for CVS and have already offered his own store once he graduates. My youngest is more then likely to follow in his dad foot steps in go military . So far we have no debt due to schooling. I hate when I see all these kids going to school with thousands and thousands of dollars owed when they get out when nearly 50 percent cant even get a job to pay the loan off. Its a sad day in America:(
     
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    I understand the pessimism, But the sun rises in the mourning.

    Its always darkest before the dawn. Employers do not hire the pessimistic, keep the faith.
     
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    If I had enough money to fund 4 years worth of my sons college education I would NOT use it to send him to college.

    I'd help him invest that $80,000 or so into some kind of small business.

    The kind of education that he'd be needing to round out his kind of intellectualism doesn't really require a formal college education. It helps but it isn't really necessary, if you get my drift.

    The kid's intellectual skills are mostly verbal, and frankly, college education in that area of study doesn't typically give on a very good return on the investment.

    Today's intellectual class needs to have a solid trade or business to support them.

    There are far more intellectuals than there are billets to support them.
     
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    Why invest in a business when the liberals take all the money you earn.
     
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    What business is it of yours what other people choose to do? I find it a tad overly dramatic - bordering on drama queen behavior - to define it as a 'sad day in America'.

    Mind your business and other people mind theirs then maybe you'll be less inclined towards irrational drama queen behavior.
     
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    The liberals take all the money you earn? Really?

    Over dramatize much?
     
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    So when you pay 50% of what you earn you are only 50% a slave, good point.

    :clap2:
     
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    One more bubble left to burst.

    Well, hopefully only one more.
     
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    The people I have known with the most knowledge never went to school past the age of 15, they were mostly self taught. And, one of them is very wealthy.
     
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    I made the decision early to follow in my father's foosteps and join the skilled trades.

    I found a shop to sponser me and served my apprenticeship as a tool and die maker. I got my journeymans card in 1988. And have NEVER been lacking for employment. The shop I work for now has been looking for another qualified die maker for two years.( we're still looking) Now granted, we don't live in the die making capital of the world, but it is a fairly large metroplex.

    I would concure with your assesment of using the money to start a business.

    I think in my next life, I would love to become a chef, Maybe work for a small bistro in northern Ca.

    Gotta have a goal right?
     

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