Stuck In A Dead End Job? Get An Online College Education Now Before Your Forced To Retire Broke!
Stuck In A Dead End Job? Get An Online College Education Now Before Your Forced To Retire Broke!
In this article were going to explore the new revolution in education that's taken place in the last 10 years via the internet and how you can turn back the clock so to speak and get that degree and job you've always dreamed of. Quietly and unannounced right now, while I write this article, there are thousands and thousands of people becoming doctors, lawyers, business administrators and nearly every other profession known to man. They are in their bedrooms, living rooms and other quiet places of their own home. Just a computer with internet and time to study is all that's needed in today's society to obtain the degree or diploma you always regretted not getting. These days pretty much anything can be done from the comfort of your home, be it shopping, booking tickets, sending gifts or even education. Education is a top priority for most people as it nearly guarantees that you'll be in demand and paid handsomely for your knowledge or services. It's known as distance learning university or online college and university. An online degree holds the perfect solution for those who had always yearned for some academic degrees but had no interest or resources to join the traditional educational institutions, now you too can join this revolution and turn back the clock so to speak by learning through a distance learning university. An online education is available in almost every field where you can earn a bachelor's degree, a master degree or even a certification diploma. The fees for such courses are also very affordable due to low overhead and very little administration by the educating facility. Some online colleges and universities work hand in hand to provide the on - field training to their candidates to increase their practical experience, helping you to gain more knowledge about your course. An online course such as this, one that forces you in the field right away is absolutely brilliant because you'll begin to meet new people with whom you will be working with after getting your online education. Attending an online college and university is a perfect solution for those individuals who are presently employed and need or desire to pursue a different career or further their knowledge in the career their currently in. Most of the programs will provide you with downloadable lessons that you work at in your spare time; these modules will help you to stay on track and pursue your goal. You'll be given time frame requirements and projects to work on just like being at a college or university in person. One large concern people have before endeavoring into an online education is how much support they will get, after all, when youíre in a class setting if you don't know a question you can often just ask another student or the professor directly. Well don't worry because online colleges and universities provide all kinds of support to its online students allowing them to complete the course within the specified time frame. With live chat rooms, direct phone calls and email youíre sure to stay connected. Before selecting any online college or university, it is wise to do some due diligence about the college, their authenticity, their success story, what their class embodies etc. Ask to speak with some previous online students and find out first hand what their experience has been. Also, more importantly, find out if the students that completed their courses are now successfully employed in the field they studied. Before you enroll yourself to any online college or university it is important to know the degrees they provide and if you are really fit for it. Study the module to check whether they meet your standards or else it will be a mere waste of time and money. Many colleges offer various online programs but most of them are specialized in some fields only. So it is important to make a thorough study and study from the best university for your degree. Here is a list of some online colleges which you'll easily be able to find with a simple Google search: 1. Ashworth College 2. Phoenix University 3. Kaplan University 4. Walden University 5. Concord Law School 6. Pierce University 7. Strayer University Online 8. Capella University 9. Aiu Online An education the online way allows you to have your own liberty, keep your current job with freedoms, pay the bills and at the same time get an advanced education. So if this article has twigged something you've always had in the back of your mind, what are you waiting for, get an online college education now!  
Paying Your Debts Off With A College Student Credit Card
Paying Your Debts Off With A College Student Credit Card
Entering college is both exciting and daunting since itís the start of your journey to adulthood. College actually opens up a lot of opportunities like finally being able to live independently away from your parents and then being able to budget your own monthly allowance sent by your parents. Most parents open a credit card account in their childrenís name or provide them with a second card on their personal credit card account. Parents do this in anticipation of some future emergency that their children might meet or if ever they failed to send their childrenís monthly allowance at least the card can help their children in purchasing for the meantime some of their needs. Another financial assistance available for students is the student credit card which is issued in their own names. What is a student credit card? It is a type of credit card that is designed for high school and college students. These cards function in the same way as any credit card issued by any financial institution. However, they have a few restrictions. Some of the restrictions are as follows: 1. Some issuers require for a parent or guardian to co-sign meaning that the studentís parents must agree to be the guarantor in case a student fails to repay part or all of the outstanding credit card balance. This is advantageous in some point since parents will have the control over the limit of available credit to be given to their children. 2. A much lower credit limit is provided to students. Issuers are aware that students have very limited sources of funds that is why they also offer a lower credit limit. Aside from that, students donít have yet any credit history so issuers donít have any basis in terms of their capacity to pay off debts. A low credit limit is provided to get students started building their own credit scores and the same time limiting the risk of loss of the issuer of the credit card. 3. The interest provided for student credit cards are much higher. This is the issuerís way of decreasing their risk of loss. The higher interest provides a way for credit card issuers to spread the losses over the entire student credit card population. Why student credit cards are important? Student credit cards offer great benefits if and only if responsibility is practiced in the using the credit card. A student credit card can help teach students responsibility and money management. Learning the benefits of building a good credit rating is important to help students understand the significant role that credit history will play in all their future endeavors. Before signing any credit application or contract, a student needs to understand that they are fully responsible for paying the bills. Here are some rules of credit management that aims to guide you in avoiding future credit card problems: 1. Try to read carefully all information written on the application most especially the fine print because some of the important points of the application are stated there. 2. Before you sign for a credit card try to consider other options like debit cards. For debit cards, money are directly deducted from your checking account so canít spend beyond your deposited amount. 3. Be sure that when you apply for a credit card you will be able to repay the debt or else you will just submit yourself to an ever increasing accumulation of interest charges that will haunt you even after you graduate. Remember that when it comes to credit cards, itís just not possible to run away from your debt. 4. For your sake please avoid impulse shopping which tends to max out your credit card. 5. Make use of your credit card only for emergencies. If you are planning on using your credit card to pay off your spring break vacation then be prepared to pay the price because itís sure going to be higher than any waves you experienced on the beach. 6. To avoid temptation, it is much better if you refrain from always carrying your credit card. Bring it only with you if there is any important monetary emergency. 7. Always try to pay your bills early so you get to keep other charges to a minimum. Aside from that, some banks provide discounts for early payment that provide additional savings for you. And lastly by using your student credit card wisely can help you in establishing a strong credit history that can lead to good mortgage rates and lower rates on some of the future loans which you are likely to apply for like car loans, housing loans and other types of loans.  
Ocean Ridge Plantation Golf and Beach Communities
Ocean Ridge Plantation Golf and Beach Communities
Ocean Ridge Plantation is a beautiful community in North Carolina that welcomes all. It is among the golf and beach communities in the area that offer access to some incredible sights, golfing, beaches, and experiences. For anyone that wants a retreat, this is where you go. It gives you the chance to find love and warmth in your home, and to enjoy every moment. Whether indoors or outdoors, this is where you want to be. Available Ocean Ridge real estate will leave you astonished and amazed. With affordable pricing and a wide variety of homes available, you can find something that works into your life. Your budget, your needs, your family, your dream retreat – all of it is here.   Ocean Ridge Ocean Ridge brings you the sights and experiences that no other location can. It is special and it is something that will speak to you as a potential home buyer. Whether you prefer being near the beach or near golf courses, you are going to find a home here that speaks to you. The homes in this community are oftentimes large, they come with the amenities and comfort you want, and they are the perfect place for you to call home. This is true for permanent residencies and for vacation homes. If you want this as the place where you are going to live, it is going to bring you everything you need. It is perfect for families, including those with small families. For those who are single, married with no children, or older and retired, the golf and beaches that surround Ocean Ridge real estate will give you a unique opportunity to relax and to take time to enjoy life.   North Carolina’s Golf and Beach Communities Ocean Ridge is one of several golf and beach communities in the area. They all give you access to luxury, golf courses, beaches, and a wonderful community. It is the lifestyle that you want in the homes that you are after. You can find homes in Ocean Ridge Plantation, or other communities in the location, quickly and easily. There are homes for sale often, all at prices that you can afford and that get you into your dream home in no time. Whatever you want in your brand new home, there is something here that is going to make you overjoyed. Find your new love and your new life here in Ocean Ridge.   Additional Ocean Ridge Resources: http://www.oceanridge.com/ https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g49406-d1575505-Reviews-Ocean_Ridge_Plantation-Ocean_Isle_Beach_North_Carolina.html https://www.zillow.com/ocean-isle-beach-nc/ocean-ridge-plantation-_att/
College Students Need a Break
College Students Need a Break
There are a lot of things to juggle when you are at college. Daily class schedules, when assignments are due, the next intramural game that you promised to play in, and, always, managing your money so that it lasts until the end of the semester. Whether you have a part-time job or you are waiting on the next check from your mom, life could be easier to manage with a Chase Student Flexible Rewards Card. In this way, you wonít have any problem if it is Thursday night and everybody wants a mini-road trip at midnight, and your paycheck isnít going to be deposited to your account until Friday. Just use your Chase Student Flexible Rewards Card to get gas, goodies, and go! One of the main advantages of the Chase Student Flexible Rewards Card is the flexibility it gives you in how you manage your money as it comes and goes. However, a big advantage of the Chase Student Flexible Rewards Card is that there is no interest for the first six months! So if you want to buy that music system that is on sale now, but you wonít have enough cash for it for another two months, just use your Chase Student Flexible Rewards Card. You can charge it now and pay it off, as you wonít be incurring any interest for the first six months. This offer of 0% interest for six months is also available for balance transfers. So, if you have another credit card that you will not pay off for several months, you can transfer it to your Chase Student Flexible Rewards Card, and not pay interest on that amount for six months. Another advantage of the Chase Student Flexible Rewards Card is that every time you use it there are rewards points added to the card. When you shop at any store, whether it is the local coffee shop or your local college bookstore, you will earn rewards points. Every $1 that you spend using your Chase Student Flexible Rewards Card will get 1 reward point. So, not only can you get coffee or your new stereo system, you can also get gift certificates at different merchants, once you have accumulated enough points. There are also other ways to use your reward points, such as using them for free merchandise. Information about this can be found on the website.  
College Or Pros, What Pays For Young Baseball Players?
College Or Pros, What Pays For Young Baseball Players?
If your son is a professional baseball prospect, you might want to know what makes more sense for him: continue playing at the collegiate level, or turn pro right away. The price where it pays to go pro might surprise you. Of the four major U.S. sports, only baseball and basketball draft high school and college players together. However, the basketball draft lasts only two rounds and includes players from overseas professional leagues, while baseball provides far more opportunities. The Amateur Baseball Draft lasts ten rounds and includes only high school and college players. While baseball offers immediate professional opportunities to high school graduates, a minor leaguer ballplayer usually needs three or four years of seasoning to be ready for the major league roster. A player who signs a contract in 2007 and immediately reported to a Rookie League or Class A team should be on the major league roster on or before the 2010 season. First year salaries for a minor league ballplayer range from $850 a month for the first contract season to $2,150 when the player reaches Triple-A, one level below the major leagues. Given the low salaries, the decision to skip college has to depend on the playerís signing bonus and the quality of the college programs that are offering scholarships. It might not pay for a ballplayer to pass on a top college program if the academics are strong enough to help them with life after baseball. What is a good guideline for a signing bonus for a high school baseball player? My rule of thumb is that the signing bonus should equal or exceed the projected cost of four years of college plus the major league minimum salary. This assumes the player would remain in college through his senior yearóalthough it is common for baseball players to drop out without completing their degree. At worst, if the player does not make the major leagues, he should have the opportunity to save enough money to pay for college while he toils in the minors. Following this rule of thumb, a high school player would need to receive a minimum signing bonus of $600,000. The $600,000 minimum is based on: ï The combined costs: tuition, fees, room and board and essentials at a top private university and traditional baseball powerhouses such as Stanford, the University of Miami, or the University of Southern California approached $45,000. It is quite likely that these costs will approach, if not surpass, $200,000 to complete a bachelorís degree. ï A 2010 major league minimum salary of $400,000, as stipulated in the most recent agreement between the Major League Baseball Players Association and the owners of the all 30 Major League Baseball teams. The 2011 league minimum is not known at this time; it is tied to a future cost of living increase. How many players chosen in the 2006 Amateur Draft earned the recommended minimum signing bonus of $600,000? Only the top 60 players received a signing bonus of $600,000 or more. Only 27 were high school players, the rest were college prospects. What about the ballplayer who has finished some of his college education or completed his degree? A college playerís signing bonus should, as a minimum, cover the remaining costs of his college education, plus the wages he might have earned by using his degree, but not playing baseball. The player with a community college degree has already invested in his education; he can use his community college degree to find work, continue his education at a four-year college, or turn pro. The community college graduate might need as much as $100,000 to complete a four-year degree at a private college. His entry-level salary, after completing his bachelorís degree, might range from $35,000 to $55,000 depending on grades and course of study, and, this player might still need three to four years of seasoning in the minor leagues. This player would need a signing bonus in excess of $180,000, but he has a chance of getting a larger bonus if he stays in school and performs well the next season. The scholarship player who completed his degree can play ball, or use his education to do something else. Like other prospects, he may need some seasoning in the minors--and his salary after three or four years of non-baseball employment could approach, maybe exceed $50,000, almost the same as tuition and expenses for college. His bonus should also be in excess of $180,000. How many college draftees earned the recommended minimum signing bonus of $180,000? There were 150 prospects who received a signing bonus of $180,000, or more, with the lowest ranked player selected at the top of the fifth round of the draft. What is the major tradeoff? The top high school baseball prospect must consider the risk of postponing college against his chances of making a major league roster within four years. It is quite difficult for a professional baseball player to attend college in the off-season because of travel and seasons that overlap into the fall and spring semesters. Top prospects are also encouraged to play winter ball; that also overlaps into study time. However, the number of high school players who can command the big bonuses that make it pay to go pro is an elite fewóand that number fluctuates from year to year because it is based on the annual level of talent in the pool of draft-eligible players. The top college prospect must consider the opportunities to complete his education and increase his signing bonus after each season of amateur competition. The college prospect will have a degree, but he will be off to a later start in his professional career, especially if he needs seasoning in the minor leagues. However, the college graduate has more options for life after baseball. Unless the player becomes an established major league star, it would be better for him to build a post-baseball life off a college degree than return home to lament glory days.  
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