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Old 09-16-2017, 10:36 AM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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Note: all the successful personalities mentioned put off having kids until they were rich....take away: always use excellent contraception
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Old 09-16-2017, 10:45 AM
 
Location: The Pacific Northwest
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Yes, my brother is a perfect example. Never went to college. Moved out to San Diego to be with his girlfriend (who dumped him shortly afterward), and eventually found work at a trendy restaurant as a cook. His work ethic and loyalty impressed the owner so much that he moved into management and then spearheaded the opening of two new restaurants both of which he has a 1/3 share in ownership. Now they are moving into the LA and then Seattle markets. He will likely make a **** ton more money than me, and I'm an attorney. He knows more millionaires than I'll probably ever meet. College never worked for him but he is incredibly smart, business savvy, and driven. He works harder than just about anyone I know.
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Old 09-16-2017, 11:53 AM
 
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We are here to find out, if there are any cities in the U.S., where a person can work one, legal job, while having only a high school diploma or equivalency all the way up-to an associates degree, and still be able to obtain and afford the American dream?
Sure, just become a social media entrepreneur (YouTuber, Instagrammer, Snapchatter, etc...)!

There's 12, 13, 14-year-olds that can make 5, 6 and on a rare occasion 7 figures a year making videos doing pranks, playing video games, scooter/skateboard tricks, makeup advice, comedy skits, exploring videos, etc. and they didn't even graduate from high school yet! This is the first time in the history of mankind someone can upload videos to a website and earn some great money, if people like your content, just get out there, hustle and build your brand, there's money to be made.

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Old 09-16-2017, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, California
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Let's flip this question.

Why are there so many unemployed people with a Master's and/or Doctorate Degrees?
A degree doesn't make or break you. In fact, without scholarships, it'll start you in a hole from which you're not guaranteed to recover. If you're okay with status quo slavery, go for it. But for others, such as myself.....we'll gladly pass. That brings me to one last thing, don't be scared of a process. Don't be scared if you have a lot of naysayers and obstacles, just continue persevering and having a great outlook in regards to your life and future.

Yes, not everyone will be rich, but everyone can make a living working for themselves one way or another. Also, your priorities must be 110% in order. This is where patience becomes a key component for success.
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Old 09-16-2017, 03:42 PM
 
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I've been hearing there's opportunity in "the trades"... electrician, plumbers etc. etc.
Who's that guy that has that show "dirty jobs"?
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Old 09-16-2017, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, California
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Yes, trade school and the careers they offer is the future. A lot of them will have you banking over $70,000 per year.
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Old 09-16-2017, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Big Bayou
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In the age of globalization and automation, the American economy has certainly changed within the past 20-30 years, making individuals with high-skill levels (having a bachelor's degree or higher) more likely to obtain and afford the American dream. While people with just an associates degree (there are some work fields that except this sort of degree more than others, especially in medical and automotive fields), post-high school certification, or have a high school diploma or less, usually have a lesser chance of obtaining the dream the U.S. was once known to have.

We are here to find out, if there are any cities in the U.S., where a person can work one, legal job, while having only a high school diploma or equivalency all the way up-to an associates degree, and still be able to obtain and afford the American dream?
If you know how to code you can do well without college, or if you have a marketable skill like an electrician or plumber then you don't really need college either.
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Old 09-17-2017, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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Entrepreneurship requires no degree. If someone has a passion, they can turn it into a business and do very well. I've seen it many times.
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Old 09-17-2017, 08:04 PM
 
Location: The Pacific Northwest
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Entrepreneurship requires no degree. If someone has a passion, they can turn it into a business and do very well. I've seen it many times.
Yeah, exactly. My brother inherited that from my parents, I never did. If you are a good entrepreneur, you can do tremendously well without necessarily having a degree. It's a lot of work but people persevere every day.
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Old 09-17-2017, 08:05 PM
 
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Its not an exact science... anyone can be successful whether you have a degree or not... it's a matter of what you want and what you're willing to work for. A degree definitely helps but it's not the be all end all but it is a requirement in some professions.
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