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Old 03-21-2013, 10:55 PM   #141
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:37 AM   #142
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I may have missed it somewhere in the prior posts, but I think I read you are only putting $30-ish per month against the principal of that car. When are you ever going to pay off $8,800??

Wouldn't it be better to find a $3k car for cash, keep $1k back for the first big repair, and tell the lender to come get your Rio 'cause you are finished paying 22%? Not ideal, I know, but I'm thinking long term debt management here...

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Just skimmed the last posts about nursing, but from my perspective, it's a great option. The pay ranges that Fuego posted are about right. If you work in a critical care, you can probably get to around 100k/year with shift differentials, overtime, etc. A lot of schedule flexibility, which is great when you have kids. And I tend to think you'd always find work.

Also, you may not need a BSN. My SO has a two year degree and has no pressure to get a BSN and where she works. Plus, there's no difference in pay between 2 year degree or BSN.

I know that some schools offer a nursing path if you have a bachelor's in a different major. I think it might be for a master's in nursing. You'd still have to do all the prerequisites, but it could be a quicker path and you'd have a master's degree.

I also agree with Ha regarding other niche fields. I think anything healthcare has good job prospects (but check before you commit) and many of them require a two year degree and then state licensing. The only risk is to make sure your area doesn't have too many people in the field you choose.
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:28 PM   #144
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I think I read you are only putting $30-ish per month against the principal of that car. When are you ever going to pay off $8,800??
Actually the contribution towards principal was even less: $10-20. But your point stands.

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