When people strike that balance, they can find work that they love, be employed regularly, and make enough money to achieve their financial and life goals.
Sign in as a 'Massachusetts Resident' and create a free MassCIS Portfolio Account. Then go to the 'Assessment' section to find the 'Reality Check' tool. You can also look up the salary and growth rate of almost every occupation under the sun. Also, you can compare what people make in the region as well as the state.
Take a simple survey to get some feedback about how the lifestyle you want matches up with the career you are interested in.
Open the link above. Then click on a state and a county to find out how much you will need to get paid per hour (as a single person, single person with a child, etc.) to make a "living wage". You will also find a breakdown of typical expenses and salaries for some of the more typical jobs.
Do you have a dream job in mind? Find out what your chances are of becoming a celebrity or professional athlete.
If you are planning to go to college, use this tool to think things through and make the wisest decision possible.
Click the link above to find some additional tools to help youth get some perspective on education debt - including strategies for dealing with it.
This brief video provides information on how your finances could be affected by moving to a city.
To find the typical salary for a given occupation.
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