Using the five steps from Ch. 5 of Thinking Critically, create a plan for solving a problem you are currently facing. For the last step, identify how you will determine the effectiveness of your chosen solution.
Step 1: What is the problem?
Having the money to move home.
Step 2: What are the alternatives?
Staying in the state I am in now and not moving back.
Step 3: What are the advantages and/or disadvantages of each alternative?
Staying in where I am now is a disadvantage because my family is in a different state and living here makes for high depressed. Moving back would allow my family to have a relationship with my children, allow for better job opportunities.
Step 4: What is the solution?
The solution is to save money and not spend on things that are not needed to allow the money to move.
Step 5: How well is the solution working?
The solution is taking time but is working. The less we spend on items the more money we have to put aside for moving.
Write a 100- to 150- word reflection about this process. How did this process help you devise a solution? How can you use this process with future problems? Will this work for all problems you face? Why or why not?
This process helped me devise a solution by allow me to look at all the things I spend money on that don’t need to be bought. By allowing myself to see the money I throw out the window on worthless stuff made me realize the money I could be saving to move. I can use this process in the future when it comes to paying student loans. I can look at my options of waiting till I am done with school or paying the interest now to help cut my debt down. By cutting small things out like Netflix I can pay the interest on my loans. This will not work for all problems I face in my life but when it comes to money and paying off bills or saving for something it will work.