Want to learn how to manage your finances, get job training certification or pursue higher education? Take advantage of online education.

Online education is rapidly becoming the first choice for anyone seeking to improve their knowledge on a specific subject or obtain certification for a specific job. For some, it is simply a more convenient way to learn without having to attend traditional classroom education.

There are many advantages to online education; it can be a more affordable option when compared to traditional education and some online education is even free. It also offers more variety of options for students. This means that no matter what you as a student wish to study, whether it’s to improve your reading and grammar skills, understanding how to manage your finances, or studying to become a neurosurgeon, you can find online courses or degree programs that can meet your needs.

Because you can choose the location, online education can be accomplished in a much more comfortable learning environment instead of having to fight traffic, find parking spaces, leave work early to go to class, or miss important family time. It can also be more flexible by giving students the opportunity to plan their study time around the rest of their day instead of the other way around. Students can study and work when they are at their peak energy, whether that’s early morning or late at night. Another advantage is course materials are always accessible online, so there’s no need to schedule special trips to a library. All of this makes online learning a good option for students who need to balance their work and family commitments.

If you haven’t taken online education yet and would like to check out the experience, go to FindFinancialFreedom.org and register – it’s free. There you can work with a live Financial Coach to help you manage your finances and improve your credit.  You may also find online money tips and much more at GCFLearnFree.org where you can learn the essential skills needed to live and work in the 21st century. From Microsoft Office and email to reading, math, and more than 180 topics, including more than 2,000 lessons, 800+ videos, and 55+ inter-actives and games, all completely free. Khan Academy is another free resource that covers subjects from math to economics and even arts and humanities. For more information on accessing other online educational resources go to nhhed.com, the GOAL Resource Directory and select the Continue My Education & Training goal.

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