I mentioned that I am in school to become an accountant. My ultimate dream is to freelance in bookkeeping and managerial accounting. There is a problem, however. My Debt.
Anyone that knows me personally knows I would never dream of embezzlement. For many reasons:
- It is wrong!
- It is hard enough for me to accept things/help from others let alone take things that don’t belong to me. I was raised to “take care of myself and not accept help”. Luckily, I am learning to accept help from others and it has enhanced my life.
- I would never want to ruin my life, the lives of the people I love, or the livelihood of the people who trusted me to take care of their finances.
- I am someone who doesn’t want to let others down.
- Lastly, the thought of jail terrifies me and I am smart enough to know that everyone gets caught eventually.
That being said, if any potential employers or customers do a credit check, I am pretty sure I am not going to look very solid to them given my debt load.
It is now even more imperative that I get out of debt for my future employment opportunities. Who wants to hire a bookkeeper/accountant who is $90000+ in debt?