E. Sedgwick wrote:I see only 3 options in front of me
E. Sedgwick wrote:none are appealing
E. Sedgwick wrote:Option three, which is the best, is to live some kind of permaculture lifestyle, but the problem here is that land is really expensive and I'd still be chained to a mortgage or loan for the rest of my life. Or most of it anyway.
E. Sedgwick wrote:I can't just quit my job and join an eco-village because I've already accrued debt which I have to keep paying.
E. Sedgwick wrote:I'm stuck in the system, and I don't know how to get out.
Ben House wrote:I never recommend college for any young people asking me what I would do for a career, most people are not suited to be doctors or lawyers. Get a trade. I worked several low paying jobs until one year I interviewed (key word there, learn to sell yourself) for an Apprentice Electrician job. I worked as and Electrician for about 5 years 'till I was laid off in 2008 or thereabouts. After that I took to working for myself, then after a few years I began learning Carpentry with a crew. Now I am a Carpenter, but if I was to hit hard times I can always fall back on the Electrical trade.
Advise for tradesmen:
Never sell your tools or pawn them even if you change trades.
Jason Hernandez wrote:When I was in graduate school, I joked with some colleagues, "Maybe I should have just gone to trade school and learned to be an electrician; I would probably have had a more stable employment history by now." One colleague quipped, "You'd probably be making more money by now, too."
E. Sedgwick wrote:I wasn't sure where to put this post, but this seems like the best place.
I'm a 19 year old young man, and I see only 3 options in front of me, and none are appealing. Option one, work a low pay unskilled job and live in a rented basement for the rest of my life. Option two, go back to college and spend the rest of my life paying off loan debt (or go into a higher salary career which I would hate every day of). Option three, which is the best, is to live some kind of permaculture lifestyle, but the problem here is that land is really expensive and I'd still be chained to a mortgage or loan for the rest of my life. Or most of it anyway.
Lisa Paulson wrote:Personally I believe filing bankruptcy as a way of abdicating responsibility for your debts incurred willingly is sort of up there with abdicating all responsibility in how you live...