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User Topic: One small step...
Member # 40115
Default  Posted: 3:22 PM, March 27th (Thursday)

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.

Edited to correct stupid typos.

Two steps forward and one step backwards, is still progress.

Posts: 1945 | Registered: Jul 2013 | From: Illinois, USA
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Member # 24239
Default  Posted: 3:27 PM, March 27th (Thursday)

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"

I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.

Posts: 20426 | Registered: Jun 2009 | From: Upstate NY
Member # 42092
Default  Posted: 3:32 PM, March 27th (Thursday)

Sounds like a great big awesome step to me!

Sit. Feast on your life.

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Member # 22870
Default  Posted: 3:40 PM, March 27th (Thursday)


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

You can stuff your sorries in a sack, mister. -George Costanza
There is a special place in hell for women who don't help other women. - Madeleine Albright

Posts: 7811 | Registered: Feb 2009 | From: Western PA
Member # 37991
Default  Posted: 10:43 AM, March 28th (Friday)

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 !!

BSO, 53
exWSO, who cares
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DD2: 11/21/12
Kicked him to the curb 11/21/12
I tramp a perpetual journey.
― Walt Whitman, Song of Myself

Posts: 120 | Registered: Jan 2013 | From: Red State SE US
Member # 3703
Default  Posted: 10:46 AM, March 28th (Friday)

Good for you!

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

D-day OW#1 2/2004; R for 6 years; D-day OW#2 5/2010

Marriages that start this way, stepping over the bodies of loved ones as the giddy couple walks down the aisle, are not likely to last.

Posts: 3476 | Registered: Mar 2004 | From: NY
Member # 40115
Default  Posted: 8:24 PM, March 28th (Friday)

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)]

Edited to correct stupid typos.

Two steps forward and one step backwards, is still progress.

Posts: 1945 | Registered: Jul 2013 | From: Illinois, USA
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