The Benefits of My College Degree

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The Benefits of My College Degree
Cindy Wright
ENG 121
Professor Vargas
January 23, 2011

My husband and I have struggled for years just to make ends meet and pay the bills. Our bills are always a month behind, though we do manage to always keep our utilities from being shut off, and we have always kept food on the table and clothes on our families back, however there has never been extra money to thoroughly enjoy life. Vacations have never been something we could take. We have always lived paycheck to paycheck. Obtaining my college degree will have many benefits such as enabling my family to have a much easier life and it will also teach our kids the importance of a higher education. In this essay I am going to discuss the benefits I will gain by obtaining my college degree and how my life and the life of my family will become better. The first and most crucial benefit I will gain by getting my college degree is that I will be able to get a career in the journalism or mass communications field. This will increase our income greatly. We will no longer have to struggle just too have the necessities of life. We will also have the extra money to take a family vacation. If we are not struggling just to get by our life will be much more fulfilling and enjoyable. The next benefit will be that my kids will understand how important I feel an education is. Because we have struggled so long without that education, once I get the education and our life improves they will know it takes more of an education than a high school education to make life easier. I do not want my kids to spend twenty plus years struggling like we have. I want them to know that life does not have to be such a struggle just to pay the bills or buy food. I want my children to have an easier life than we did. I want them to enjoy life and the job they have. If you get an education in a field that interests you, going to work will not be such a dreaded experience. The...
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