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Helping Your College-Bound Teen Plan For Their Future: Career And Finances

If you’re like most adults you’ve worked (or still work) at a job you’re not satisfied with to pay the bills and support your family. Yet, it barely does either. In fact, most Americans place career and finances at the top of the list of stressors and very common factors in mental and physical health issues. Having gone through this yourself, no parent wants to see their children suffer the same way. 

Helping Your College-Bound Teen Plan For Their Future: Career And Finances

Once your teen becomes a junior or senior in high school, it’s important to talk with them about planning for their future. By this point in their lives, they should have some idea of what they want to do so you can assist them in mapping out a plan to accomplish it. Below, are some suggestions on how to help your teen with career and finance goals for a better future:  [Read more…]

Going Back To School As A Single Mom

You’ve decided to take a chance and return to school. After years of working at a job you’re not satisfied with to provide for your family, you’re ready for a change. Obtaining a college degree will put you one step closer to starting a career that pays the bills but also fuels your passion. Though you’ve come to this decision, you can’t help but wonder how you’ll complete your studies while raising a family. 

Going Back To School As A Single Mom

Going back to school as an adult already presents a lot of challenges. When you add to that the responsibility of taking care of your kids on your own, the challenges only multiply. The good news is that while it won’t be easy to obtain a college degree as a single mom, it is possible. All you need is an efficient plan and lots of support. Below, are a few tips on how to balance chasing your dreams with caring for your family.  [Read more…]

The Benefits of Studying Online (vs. Face-to-Face Classroom)

When you take higher tuition fees, course shortages, and budget cuts into account, it’s no wonder that many students are searching for alternatives when it comes to furthering their education. With close to 3 million students already enrolled in a fully online program, not to mention 6 million others taking at least one other online course as part of their degree, studying online over a brick and mortar establishment has become one of the most popular alternatives. No matter what type of course you pick, here are just some of the benefits of studying online over a face to face environment.

The Benefits of Studying Online (vs. Face-to-Face Classroom)

Variety of Courses and Programs

With more and more students shunning traditional colleges in favor of online courses, you will be happy to know that there are plenty of courses and programs available that span a wide selection of fields. Whether you’re hoping to go into business, health and social care, construction, or computing, there are tons of online courses that may spark your interest. With so many options to pick from, it’s important that you make the right decision, so doing your research into course specifications, duration, and cost can help. [Read more…]