“I reached the highest position available to me at my place of work years ago. I wasn’t heading anywhere and still struggling. I decided at the age of 40 to go to college and get a degree in something I was already very good at, computers. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics listed it as a an amazing growing field in need of occupants and a great deal more in salary. I graduated Cum Laude in 3.5 years not only attending school full-time but working full time as well. During that time the economy was collapsing, and everything changed. The technological positions in my area were closing doors and laying off staff before I even graduated. I ended up with a $60K debt for school and ended up partially laid off from my job of 25 years. I am paying back my school loan using income based figures so I am at $330.00 a month. I also own a home & vehicle in bad repair. I have always considered myself pretty successful in everything I do, and the past three years since I graduated, I feel as if I am sinking quickly. I worry about losing everything just for a degree.” – Susan
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