Opportunity Cost Of Returning To School

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Opportunity Cost

“The opportunity cost of something is the best thing you must give up to get it (Bade and Parkin)”. Giving up free time, to return to school is a major opportunity cost for me. I am presently working full-time, therefore, it seems like there is no free time when there is studying that needs to be done. Since I don’t have free time, I don’t exercise and I vary rarely see friends. There are benefits to returning to school and I hope to see those in future earnings. However, my health may suffer some because I usually have a book in my hand or I am sitting in front of a computer. “While most people are aware of the direct costs of life – for example, when you take money out of your wallet to buy a cheeseburger – many
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