Join Date: Dec 2008
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Just a question for all those young people, who, with limited financial resourses, want to set off immediately on a life of carefree sailing....what will you do for enough money for the very basics? Probably, while you are young, you can pick up jobs here and there. But how about when you are 50, 60, or 70? People in those age groups have a tough time getting new jobs, but they still need to eat. I can tell from experience, 70 is not that far down the road. For many, there will be health issues additionally.
My recommendation, get the degree in something worthwhile (i.e. a field that will allow you to earn a good living), or if you don't want to go to college, go to a trade school, or similar and get a skill. Either way works. Then work in that field for a while to build a bit of a resume. As to Law School, what is the long term outlook, not the current or past couple of years? Most lawyers I know live pretty well....Save your money, buy the boat and ease into it. p.s. Did I say save some for old age?