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Forget College, Learn a Trade

I got to thinking about what I would do differently if I could go back in time. Would I go to college or learn a trade? I went to 1 1/2 years of college before dropping out, and I think that was the right decision.

There seems to be a growing number of college graduates with no jobs and plenty of student loan debt. Maybe more young people should consider learning a skilled trade like electric, plumbing, masonry, drywall, HVAC, etc.

Just to be clear, I’m not saying college isn’t a good choice. I’m saying it shouldn’t be a default choice after high school.

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Your Questions Answered! — Q&A #1

You ask, we answer.  In our last video we asked for questions from our first 1000 subscribers.  Here are the questions:

  1. Do you guys have any tricks on how to save on gifts, planning savings for gifts, talking to family members about budgets for gifts, etc.?
  2. Eat some Cajun food!!
  3. What age are you estimating you will die?
  4. If you’re planning on retiring super early, what if some horrible accident occurs, and you have huge medical costs, or there’s something unforeseen you have to pay out a fortune for, etc?
  5. And when you “retire” early, will you still be contributing to regular retirement accounts for for 59.5?
  6. So are you saying I represent one of those pieces of paper?
  7. Do you think college is necessary to build a worthwhile income?
  8. How late is too late to start school?
  9. I think you are the most under rated channel on YouTube.
  10. Do you think self employment or working for someone is a better path towards financial freedom?
  11. What is your biggest hurdle to you have overcome as a couple to date?