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2009 has been one heck of a year for my wife and I! I was layer off from my framing job that I had been at for the past two years, my 23 year old wife was diagnoised with cancer, lost her job as a nurse, and had to have a historectomy! On top of all that all my tools were stolen out of my garage....4000 dollars! What a freaking year. Drawing unemployment sucks while your wife is going through chemo! Well here is were I need you guys, I just got a new job with a custom home builder/remod in the area. There is tons I still need to learn befor Im able to go out on my own(which is my plan once I learn as much as I can). The issue is this....I am 6 credits short of my bachlors in Residential Construction Management. It seems pretty pointless to me to finish this degree, which will do very little for me. I could spend just about the same amount of money and get my realators license, which could potentially could benefit me greatly. Just thoght I would get you guys thoughts about this.

Ps- the wife has one more month of chemo then a month of radiation. So far so good with the cancer, it has not returned! Your thoughts and prayers are greatly appreciated!
 

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I would definitely finish up that Residential Construction Management thing. Sounds like 6 more credits isn't too much more to go and you'll be able to use that on your future resume. Even if you do go out on your own, that degree gives you an edge that another contractor might not have.
 

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The issue is this....I am 6 credits short of my bachlors in Residential Construction Management. It seems pretty pointless to me to finish this degree, which will do very little for me. I could spend just about the same amount of money and get my realators license, which could potentially could benefit me greatly.
I would definately suggest finishing the bachelors...You might regret not doing so.

I'm not an expert, but I think real estate is a really tough gig right now. I've recently heard a few realtors talking about how $1200. to $2000. a month is REALLY good income from real estate right now. I was surprised... I would have thought most of them did better than that!

Best wishes to you and your wife. Hang in there...
 

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6 credits = 2 college courses either 2-3 weekdays or weekends, at evening hours, after your normal work hours (6-9pm), so it's a doable in one 3-4 month semester/quarter only if you compress. :thumbsup: Btw, good luck with your wife's condition, we are praying for you.
 

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Think about the time and effort already invested, 6 credits is nothing, finish it and get the paper; you'll be glad you did.
Best to you and your wife.
 

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finish the degree.
You may not get a job in the field, but some very good jobs out there, care less what the degree is in, they just want to see that you have a college education. Remember, there are a lot of philosophy degrees issued each year, and last I check, not much job prospects.

Will be keeping you in my prayers!
 
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