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Gemini71 posted 3/27/2014 15:22 PM

I have decided to start graduate school and get my masters in accounting, and CPA. I'll start off part-time taking classes on-line.

I always wanted to continue my education, but the need to earn a living, letting STBXH get his Bachelor's, being a SAHM and a lack of support put the whole thing on hold.

I don't care if I am in my 40s, and it's late to be starting a career. I want to do this for me.

Sad in AZ posted 3/27/2014 15:27 PM

Oh yes! Please do this if you want/need to do it. Believe me, being in your 40s is very young. I wish I had followed my dreams back then instead of deciding I was "too old"

norabird posted 3/27/2014 15:32 PM

Sounds like a great big awesome step to me!

Williesmom posted 3/27/2014 15:40 PM

Awesome.

I love the accounting profession. It's what God meant for me to do in life - I hope you feel the same.

seekingright2013 posted 3/28/2014 10:43 AM

You go, Gemini71. Sounds like an awesome plan.

I went back to graduate school at the age of almost 43 and graduated at age 45 with my MLIS. I've been in my second career for 9 years now (I'm almost 54 now) and I am SO SO SO glad I went back & got the graduate degree. It is absolutely the best thing I ever did for myself, and has paid off time and time and time again.

Congratulations and keep us updated !!

sparkysable posted 3/28/2014 10:46 AM

Good for you!

You should get some pretty good financial aid also I would imagine.

Gemini71 posted 3/28/2014 20:24 PM

Because we filed joint this year, I have to include his income on my FAFSA, but I can get Gov't Loans.

It also occurred to me, that I worked while he finished his Bachelor's Degree and paid off a lot of his student loans. Maybe I can ask for him to return the favor and pay half my tuition? Even if it doesn't make difference, I can still do it the old fashioned way.

[This message edited by Gemini71 at 8:24 PM, March 28th (Friday)]

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