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Finishing school during DH's deployment

June 22nd, 2007 at 01:41 pm

My DH will be deployed for 15 months and I have 2 years left to finish my degree. What to do? I guess go back to school anyways and finish as much as I can. Is it worth it to almost finish? Is it even worth it to finish at all, if we keep moving around (due to DH being in Army) will the degree really mean a higher paying job? Should I take out student loans or pay from savings (and future savings)?

7 Responses to “Finishing school during DH's deployment”

  1. momandmurray Says:

    Depends on your major. However, since you will probably be moving, a degree will also help you get a job at your new home. You need an advantage over all the other military spouses that are looking for work as well. I am married to a Marine. He is no longer active. We decided to not move as a family, when he was stationed overseas. I owned my own businesses. It was easier for us to stay in one place and let him do all the moving. In most cases, that doesn't work out. If you get a degree, you will according to stats get a higher salary. If your hubby is going to be getting combat pay, use that to pay for your education. Good Luck and keep him safe!

  2. veronak Says:

    First, I 'd like to say I am praying for a safe return for your husband and even though I do not agree with the war it doesn't mean I do not appreciate every man and woman in the service,what's sacrficed (family, friends careers)is more than I can imagine, so I salute both of you. Smilie Flagge13
    I went back to school in my late 20s and I have taken a class here ,a class there and now I am looking at about a year and a half and for me it is well worth. Even if I do not leave my job now in which I make decent money, it will be the idea that I have accomplished something that can never be taken away (my education. Not only that I will be the first person in my family to earn a bachelor's degree, just thinking about it gives me chills

    good luck

  3. finance ninja Says:

    Hi armyamy. Well, i see you aren't single that sucks. lucky him. I also noticed on your networks you are up -$6000 in credit card debt though you say years earlier you only had 1000 in debt. Is the automatic millionaire about not racking up credit card debt? I suppose it was for good reasons. Why are you only saving 15% that is so low. It doesn't sound like you have kids. With a $4000 income in hawaii you should be saving half that increasing your networth at least $24,000 a year.

    well anyway good job on working on your BA degree. so am I. are you in HPU? funny if you were in an online class with me. anyway. later and keep investing!

  4. finance ninja Says:

    networks = "networth" for june (whoops my bad)

  5. veronak Says:

    What did you decide?

  6. armyamy Says:

    thanks for the comments you guys! I'm sad that DH will be leaving but excited to be going back to school. I've decided to use the money we would normally save and instead use it to pay for tutition and books. Wow, classes start in about a month!

  7. veronak Says:

    Good luck and thanks for the update

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