Have you ever sat at your desk and got lost in thought wondering what your life would be like if you could land your ideal job? Are you stuck in a cubicle all day long dreaming about exactly what it would be like to be an airline pilot? Do you have aspirations to become a doctor but don’t know the first step to consider? Are you fed up with your career and ready to get into a whole new exciting career field that could challenge you and leave you more fulfilled than you might ever imagine? If you’re able to say yes to some of these questions then you are an excellent for for an online college education.
Professional or family life? As much as we’d like both, in many cases you can’t have a successful career and give the same love and attention to your family. At a certain point you’ll have to choose. If you think that having a child will drag you down, you are probably not ready to have one. Most people who desire a family feel that they will be uplifted.
Learn a new job skill. I have always wanted to learn computer programming. That is on my To Do List and I shall start immediately in January with the Stanford University Continuing Education program.
While some scholarships have a fee to apply, these no essay scholarships are always free. And keep in mind, no legitimate scholarship will require you to pay money in order to receive money. Beware of the scams. The added stress of going back to school and trying to find the money to pay for it can cloud your judgment. If it doesn’t feel right, don’t do it. It’s better to pass on a valid offer than become a victim.
I was writing for a local bicycling newsletter whose editor, Brian Potter, asked me to join a League of American Bicyclists Road 1 class. (The first draft of this had “League of American Wheelmen”, which betrays my age!) Brian and I rode through Tulsa to plan a route for the class.
Years passed. I changed jobs, got married, and kids arrived. My old mountain bike was pressed into service as a kid carrier, complete with a rear seat and a big mirror to watch the little ones. My daughter was the only one in her kindergarten class who was dropped off and picked up on a bike. She thought this was pretty cool.
Cutting to the chase, the biggest change this year is that all paid tax preparers are now required to obtain a PTIN or Preparer Tax Identification Number directly from the IRS. So one of the easiest things you can do when choosing a tax preparer is to ask if they have a PTIN from the IRS…if they say no or not yet…keep in mind that in order to prepare tax returns for 2011 the preparer should have obtained the PTIN already.
The fact is, parents are already involved in parent taught drivers education. In fact, most every state now requires that mom or dad supervise their new teen driver for anywhere from six months to a year. Why? Because they know that they sure didn’t get everything they needed from a driver education course at school. So it’s up to you, you either choose to be part of the problem…or part of the solution.