How Brick-and-Mortar Colleges are Embracing Online Learning

The more I think about it, the more likely it seems that I’m going to get a graduate degree online. I’m graduating soon, but I don’t think I’m done with education for life. However, I also don’t believe I want to go back to classes on a college campus anytime soon. I’d like to spend a few years in the working world, and then fit an online education into my schedule.

However, my parents just don’t get it. They say that I’ll have trouble getting hired, unless I have the name of a “real” school on my diploma. What can I tell them to make them understand?

Building a Stable Future

I’m very worried about my financial future. My friends and family tell me that I have no reason to be – that I’m getting a great education and will have no trouble saving money and keeping myself in good financial shape. Still, I worry about it a lot.

Maybe I’m just being paranoid, but I feel very unprepared for the future, financially speaking. I don’t think I properly understand how to save, budget, and invest. And I’m worried that my career outlook isn’t as rosy as my friends and family think, because you never know when you might be laid off or when the entire economy might take a sudden downturn. Experts, can you assuage my fears at all – or perhaps give me some advice that will make me feel more ready for the future?