Wednesday, September 01, 2010

All or nothing :(

I suggested to my husband that he might want to ease into retirement by ditching his tax and accounting practice after 2011 and just continuing as a college accounting instructor. I wasn't too happy to hear the reason why he thought that wouldn't be a good idea: He said he'd still have to keep up with the latest developments in the accounting field by taking Continuing Professional Education (CPE) courses--and without the "extra" income from his practice, the CPE fees would have to come out of his measly teaching salary. Ouch. :(


Blogger Miami Al said...

Could he take classes at the University instead? I know that CPE Classes are the most popular way to cover CPE requirements, but if he is at a university, maybe a course/semester might be more cost effective.

Wed Sep 01, 02:13:00 PM 2010  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Thanks for the suggestion, but my husband's college doesn't offer any eligible courses.

Wed Sep 01, 04:31:00 PM 2010  
Anonymous Cory @ Israel said...

Don't be so upset: educating oneself is always good. Besides, you know people sometimes become dull when they stop doing what they've been doing for many years.

Thu Sep 02, 11:59:00 AM 2010  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Yes, but he'd rather study archaeology once he retires.

Thu Sep 02, 05:38:00 PM 2010  
Blogger Colleen said...

Could he take the courses at a community college? That way it would save money on the amount the courses cost.

Sun Sep 05, 12:14:00 AM 2010  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

As far as his CPE courses go, he's a member of a few professional organizations that offer reduced prices on their CPE courses for members. (Of course, how much he actually saves, once one factors in the cost of membership dues, is debatable.) I've passed your suggestion on to him.

As far as archeology courses go, I'm not sure that such an esoteric field of study is available at community colleges.

Sun Sep 05, 11:06:00 AM 2010  

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