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Subject:  Re: FI Part IV: Get a real degree. Date:  10/3/2013  2:00 PM
Author:  MetalDecathlete Number:  5002 of 5232

I could not agree more. I got a computer science degree and it is one of my best investments ever. Plus I've always liked science, math and finance, of which computers are very useful for.

I got my degree by working through college. No help from parents or the gov't. A few semesters I took less hours so I could work more. My last 40 hours were paid for by my employer who hired me after working 15 months part time. I still remember my 1st part-time programmer gig. $5 an hour back in 1982. I thought it was the greatest job ever. Getting paid to play on computers. lol

No school loans and an in-demand degree. I've only been out-of-work for 5 weeks since 1982.

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