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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About nadlique

This blog is about the journey of a 28-year-old Malaysian towards financial freedom. This blog was started back when the blogger was 21 years old. However, his journey towards financial freedom had begun way before that. Materials such as investing, business, entrepreneurship, equities, and real estate are presented. The author also posts his thoughts and observations on life in general.


  1. natasya says:

    hype! hehehe miss ur blog:D:D:D
    i got prob with internet. now i agree with u, internet here really slow even use celcom broadband, expensive n slow!@#$%
    what else to do? finishing my study n become a teacher.
    now i at home ‘H1N1 short break’!hahaha. can use streamyx.
    lot of uni n school have ‘H1N1 short break’ now.
    u amaze me! really eager to learn and hunt knowledge. you know and very focus on what u want. i salute u lah!!!!

  2. Hie, I am still new to this financial talks…but wholly i agree with you about this depression economic times, at times we need to stay back from investing money, but by investing in education (formally but getting professional certificates).That way taking a sabbatical rest off money making for a while, i think we will get new ideas, new perspective and horizon not to make blunders if we did before.

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