If you’re taking online courses at StraighterLine, you already know that you’re saving money. But you might not realize how much. Here’s a quick review of the math . . .
If you take advantage of StraighterLine’s most popular pricing option, you can subscribe for $99 a month, then take as many courses as you want for individual fees that start at $49. If you crunch the numbers on that, you’ll quickly see that you can complete one year’s worth of college for a total cost that is in the range of about $1,000 to $1,500, depending on how quickly you can complete courses, how much time you have to devote to them, and other factors.
But no matter how you take those courses, you are still going to save roughly $45,000 on college tuition (if you compare costs against a year at a private American college or university) or $20,000 (if you compare costs against a state school).
So what can you buy for yourself if you save that much money? A pretty doggone nice present, that’s what. If you’re a dad, let me suggest that you buy yourself one of these very nice presents for Father’s Day . . .
If You Save $20,000 by Saving a Year of Study at a State School, You Can Buy . . .
- A kicker home theater setup. You could opt for Bang & Olufsen, Bose or another high-end home theater system.
- A top-of-the-line outdoor gas grill. Maybe you’d like one of the models that are made by Sub-Zero/Wolf. For your $20,000, you can get both the grill and a year’s worth of beef, chicken, and fish to cook on it too.
- A luxury scuba vacation for your whole family in Cozumel, Costa Rica, or another tropical paradise. Check `em out here.
If You Save $45,000 by Saving a Year of Study at a Private College, You Can Buy . . .
- A nicely optioned new car. How about a Subaru BRZ? It’s about the hottest new coupe out there, and you can pack one up with options and still not hit that $45,000 mark.
- A nice cabin in the Ozarks for hunting or fishing. You can check out some listings here.
- A year of college for one of your kids. Now you’re thinking like a dad! You can take the money you’ll save and use it to pay for one of your kids to attend a state or other college.
The choice is up to you. But whichever nice present you pick for yourself, remember that you’ll be saving a ton of money on college costs.
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