During an economic crisis, is it wise to invest in education? (Studying Financial Planning & Journalism)

With the exception of all the trouble we have faced in the past couple of years, I consider myself lucky to be facing such a severe financial crisis at an early age. Why? Well, I am able to at least learn a thing or two that may assist me in my future endeavours.

Anyway, setting that aside, let’s talk about investing in education. By that, I mean, furthering your academic qualifications as well as skills.

I have read quite a few articles supporting the notion of expanding your knowledge and skills during this troubled times, and I have to say, I am in full support of that idea.

Apart from university, I am also doing a couple of courses by distance education. One is Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning) and the other is Certificate of Professional Freelance Journalism.

The reason I’m doing Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning) is so that I’m able to make myself much more credible and much more knowledgeable than present so that I’m able to assist others in what ever avenues available in the future. Plus, I’m also expanding my options on what I can do after this (i.e. post university). Part-time financial planner is definitely on the working board.

In the case of the Certificate of Professional Freelance Journalism, well, all I can say is that I have always had an interest in journalism. I think that writing is fun! By doing that course, I can hopefully improve my writing even further. I’m also interested in writing for the media on a freelance basis in the future.

On top of that, I’ve also been a subscriber to a number of finance & economic reports to assist me with my personal study of the market.

Anyway, share your thoughts about what you are doing at the moment in these troubled times. Are you guys doing some formal studies as well like Masters, or even PhD?


Disclaimer: This article is not a specific nor general advice on managing or investing your money. This article does not constitute a recommendation nor does it take into account your investment objectives, financial situation nor particular needs.

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