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Should I go for the CPA?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rusty Rogers Nov 25, 2014. 2 Replies

I have long been thinking about adding a CPA to my name.I graduated with a bachelor's degree in history and an economics minor when I was an undegrad. I then went to a master's program in accounting;…Continue

Learning a skilled trade part time (no experience)

Started this discussion. Last reply by KeN Sep 23, 2014. 6 Replies

I am a person that you might consider "book smart." Recently I've had this desire to learn a trade or skill that is not for the office environment. I want to learn something using my hands but the…Continue

Decorating my apartment medieval style?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pale Horse Jul 24, 2014. 29 Replies

This may be an unusual question, but I am getting my own apartment and I would like to decorate it medieval style, or if anyone ever played Elder Scrolls I want to mimic some of those rooms.For…Continue

What is a cheap skill/trade to learn that is high in demand?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Shelton Sep 17, 2014. 40 Replies

I currently have a stable job that I like, but I got to wondering what I would do if I ever lost my job. I am trying to find a skill/trade I can learn that is high in demand. The catch is that I…Continue

 

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Daniel replied to Vedant Dev Sharma's discussion Churchill : Was he good or bad?
Jan 10
Daniel replied to Vedant Dev Sharma's discussion Churchill : Was he good or bad?
"Being of Croatian heritage, Churchill is not looked at very fondly by my folks. When it was told to him that a Communist dictatorship was to be set up in the new state of Yugoslavia, his response was "Do you plan to live in Yugoslavia?" He…"
Jan 9
Rusty Rogers replied to Daniel's discussion Should I go for the CPA?
"Daniel, I will start with the second question first:  do not ask us here. Go and ask fellow professionals (specifically those who hire the peers you want to be with). Ask if CEBS is important or not. If it is worth it. If it adds value. If it…"
Nov 25, 2014
Dean F. replied to Daniel's discussion Should I go for the CPA?
"I've signed up to take the courses towards CPA myself just recently.  I'll be starting in January.  My BA is English with a lot of courses from the Classics department, although since I used Latin to fulfill my foreign language…"
Nov 25, 2014
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Should I go for the CPA?

I have long been thinking about adding a CPA to my name.I graduated with a bachelor's degree in history and an economics minor when I was an undegrad. I then went to a master's program in accounting; having completed financial, managerial, cost, and intermediate accounting classes. While I was in the master's program, I received a job offer working for a union funds office as a collections/delinquency coordinator for a multi-employer health and welfare plan. I've been working at this job for 2…See More
Nov 23, 2014
KeN replied to Daniel's discussion Learning a skilled trade part time (no experience)
"Welding or Pipefitting?  The cheapest way is to buy a welder and learn the basics of welding. Bot fitting and welding use the same technique just a different environment. Welding you can get in a community colleges but pipefitting takes a…"
Sep 23, 2014
Rick Shelton replied to Daniel's discussion What is a cheap skill/trade to learn that is high in demand?
"Back in the 80s, 90s, and 00s I worked at times in the field of PC repair and it was never a lucrative field.  I also worked on mainframes as a repair tech, a bit more lucrative but not excessively so.  The most recent stint at such a…"
Sep 17, 2014
sebenza replied to Daniel's discussion What is a cheap skill/trade to learn that is high in demand?
"i hear that a lot , dime a dozen low pay"
Sep 17, 2014
Jon Glueckstein replied to Daniel's discussion What is a cheap skill/trade to learn that is high in demand?
Sep 17, 2014
StaggerLee replied to Daniel's discussion What is a cheap skill/trade to learn that is high in demand?
"The thing is, when speaking of skilled labor, it that it is skill based. It takes time to develop those skills which indirectly equals cash.Think of any great painter or sculptor that ever was. Do you believe they just started cracking out…"
Sep 17, 2014
Rick Shelton replied to Daniel's discussion What is a cheap skill/trade to learn that is high in demand?
"You don't want to go into PC repair.  They're a dime-a-dozen and low pay.  Anyone can change out a drive or a card.  The laptops are bit different but it's still find and replace on the repairs.  Tablets are a bit…"
Sep 17, 2014
Rick Shelton replied to Daniel's discussion What is a cheap skill/trade to learn that is high in demand?
"Das Fenster."
Sep 17, 2014
Rick Shelton replied to Daniel's discussion What is a cheap skill/trade to learn that is high in demand?
"Plumbing, at least a licensed plumber, requires the license which requires a test.  You have to know the codes, which aren't really all that hard.  You can work part time for a master-plumber, I had a friend who did that for a while,…"
Sep 17, 2014
Carl Monster replied to Daniel's discussion What is a cheap skill/trade to learn that is high in demand?
"That's no fun. And Bobcats are expensive and smelly. I think this guy is young, and there are plenty of middle-aged rich ladies out there looking for a good time with a sugar baby (I get sick satisfaction from posting this…"
Sep 17, 2014
John Muir replied to Daniel's discussion What is a cheap skill/trade to learn that is high in demand?
"Sounds like what you're worried about is stability. If that's true, just start living off a FRACTION of your current expense levels, and start aggressively - REALLY aggressively socking away money. One thing to consider would be buying a…"
Sep 17, 2014
sebenza replied to Daniel's discussion What is a cheap skill/trade to learn that is high in demand?
"i think auto electrician for the future ."
Sep 17, 2014

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At 11:35pm on February 22, 2013, Scott B. said…

Ah no worries. I asked if it was a hard transition into accounting after being a history major. And do you enjoy accounting?

 
 
 

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