7 Money Lessons I Learned Putting Myself Through College

1. It’s OK to delay college

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If you didn’t plan your college education during the final years of high school, there will be little to gain by rushing to catch up now. Making quick, careless decisions will just leave you wasting a load of money on an education that is neither desirable nor practical.

Instead, take a year or so to mull things over. If you haven’t already, get a job and work as many hours as the boss will give you. Working for minimum wage will likely show you exactly what you don’t want to do for the rest of your life.

The few months I spent on the graveyard shift was enough to get me thinking about my future.

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