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Should I go for the CPA?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mongoose 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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Harry Simonis replied to Daniel's discussion Good dress shirt brand for muscular men?
"Hi Dan, I know the issue you are talking about. A lot of the guys at my gym experience the same issue with shirts as their shoulders and chest are a lot bigger than there waists. Like you found they also find shirts that billow out at the…"
Aug 16, 2016
Regular Joe replied to Daniel's discussion Casual Belts for Jeans?
""Should the buckle be silver or can I also use gold? " The buckle can be any colour you want. Again, think of overall cohesion. If you wear mostly gold, get a gold buckle. If you wear mostly silver, get a silver buckle. If don't wear…"
Feb 3, 2015
Regular Joe replied to Daniel's discussion Casual Belts for Jeans?
"It depends on what else you're wearing with the jeans.  One "rule" (I don't believe in rules; I'm more into the idea of guidelines) is to more or less match your belt to your shoes. Wear a black leather belt with black…"
Feb 3, 2015
Bill Carnes replied to Daniel's discussion Casual Belts for Jeans?
"As a leather worker I would advise you to avoid designer "fashion" belts which rapidly fall apart after a couple years.  If you like the specs of the Saddleback leather belts but want something more budget friendly I make…"
Feb 3, 2015
Mongoose 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
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
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
Michael D. Denny replied to Daniel's discussion What is a cheap skill/trade to learn that is high in demand?
"Gloryhole Squeegee operator at the San Francisco Heavy Petting zoo. "
Sep 17, 2014
Michael D. Denny replied to Daniel's discussion What is a cheap skill/trade to learn that is high in demand?
"Plumber, as I hear all you need to know is that "water runs downhill". And don't chew your fingernails. "
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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