Higher Education: Making Education Part of Your Backup Plan

Michael Charter didn’t originally decide to get an education because he loved school. As a new firefighter, fresh out of the military, he was initially motivated to pursue a degree because he wanted to make sure he had a solid back-up plan. “If...


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“Don’t wait,” he advised. “The biggest problem is that people get caught up with their families and kids and you say you’re going to do it and then all of a sudden you just didn’t do it.”

Start with just one course, he advised, and become comfortable with school again. The effort you put into it will be well worth what you get out of it.