Invest in Yourself

19 dollars: 76 quarters, 190 dimes, 1,900 pennies, a couple of movie tickets, a pizza delivery or a few cups of fancy coffee

What if the same amount could get you…a better paycheck, a new job title, a smile when you look in the mirror, a high five from your kid, a proud hug from your mom or the freedom to choose.

You may have heard the saying, “Make your money work for you.” Nothing could be truer than when you spend money on bettering yourself. Could $19 a month make a real difference in your life? 

If you are already an Essential Education student, you are making valuable investments in your future. By putting money and effort toward your education now, you are setting the stage to increase your income and sense of accomplishment later.

Consider this information from Smart Asset’s Amelia Josephson:

Workers with less than a high school diploma are the lowest earners on average when you examine the average salary by education level. According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), median weekly earnings for those with less than a high school degree are $493. That works out to $25,636 per year, assuming a year of constant earning. The unemployment rate for Americans with less than a high school diploma is 8%, the highest of any of the educational categories. Earnings are higher for those with a high school diploma. Median weekly earnings for workers with a high school diploma equal $678. That works out to $35,256 per year. The unemployment rate for those with a high school diploma is 5.4%.

That’s a big difference! In short, the sacrifices you make now set the state for a bigger payoff later. An investment in yourself is never wasted. Sacrifice for success is always worth it!

Want to learn more about how Essential Education can help you invest in your future? Visit essentialed.com today.

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