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How did you become an adult after messing up your youth? Did you spend the years out of high school and into your early-mid twenties royally fucking up from an academic standpoint, bouncing in and out of college--but then went on to be a successful, productive adult despite it?

How did you become an adult after messing up your youth?

What did you do? How did it happen? Yes, this question is young and silly but I need the advice of those older and wiser. To make this short, I'm exiting years of a spotty academic career with still no degree. Neither working full-time at low-paying jobs, volunteering in areas that inspire my passions, classes that interest me, or telling myself to suck it up and just get it done have resulted in the motivation to do classwork. I need some form of reassurance that my life is not doomed to mediocrity. Posts tagged with CPA. Easiest & Best Credentials to obtain for Finance Career. Given the following choices, which would you say is the one that takes the least effort & time to complete, but still has a significant benefit to someone looking for a job?

Easiest & Best Credentials to obtain for Finance Career

I suppose that any of these would satisfy my curiosity, but I'm looking to satisfy the above requirements I've listed too. 1) CPA 2) CFA 3) MBA 4) JD 5) MA (assume a 36 credit program) 6) Certificate in "X" - examples Graduate Certificate in Real EstateCertificate in Financial AnalysisCertificate in Accounting I feel that the most practical and effective way to learn is through experience.

Although, having credibility is an essential ingredient when embarking on a career in finance. The socially accepted measurement of this is done via degree/certification level. I agree that there is much to be gained & learned in acquiring such credentials, but if I'm going to follow this path, I'd like to leave the maximum amount of time for work and readings of my choice...hence, the above question. Thanks for any feedback! What are the best books to read if I'm interested in incorporating a business? Cpa and parafanellia charge?

What is a cpa's liability. The Tortoise and the Ant and the ...? If you wanted a stable, boring (but really only boring in scare quotes), modest life, what career paths would you take?

The Tortoise and the Ant and the ...?

Emphasis on path; I want to come out of this post with a course of action. If you get a masters of library sciences, can you reasonably expect to get a job starting out in the high 20s/low 30s in a place where that's sufficient to be comfortable, with pay increases and advancement on the horizon? Or are there too many people competing for the same jobs for that to be the standard path?

Is the digital age cutting funding for libraries, or increasing opportunity? Are archivists able to get work? I'd love detailed responses from the perspective of work and life that is possible for a liberal arts (English lit degree) college grad who does not want to take on the world, but rather live in it, enjoy it, have space to be aware of his (feel free to substitute her) own thoughts, and avoid any races that center on rodents rather than on the sheer joy of running.