The position i chose is a goal of mine and i am

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The position I chose is a goal of mine and I am expected to reach it once I graduate with my master’s in psychology. UMass Dartmouth offers a combined BA/MA program that allows me to obtain my masters in 5 years instead of 6 years. Though I will most likely not start as an associate professor I can work as an assistant professor and help with research to get my foot in the door. The web source I chose (Univ. Of Tennessee’s website) shows me very well what is expected financially from this position and what is required for education. This job requires me to work on research, teach classes and work closely with students. Living in Massachusetts is not a goal of mine after graduate school. After doing the research of housing, pay, taxes and other essentials I found it is far more expensive to stay where
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I am than it would be to move down south. Since I would like to work as a college professor the college I would like to work at is in Knoxville, Tennessee I would like to live as close as possible. I decided to use a reliable website for houses, apartments and condos called Zillow. In the search bar I gave them my price range and what type of property I was looking for. Since I am moving to the south land is much cheaper there than it is in Massachusetts, so I am able to afford to buy more land for less money. My needs also include adequate land for multiple dogs, goats and rabbits. Room for ATVs and snowmobiles for the winter. I also would not like to travel any more than 45 minutes for work. The house I found is a 4 bed, 2 bath house for $189,900 in Knoxville, Tennessee. It includes a garage, 1 acre of land, wrap around deck and newer appliances. For 2 people this is the perfect amount of space without it being too overwhelming to maintain and clean. The best part about this house is that my commute time to work would roughly be 25 minutes and I would be living in a quiet neighborhood. With the 1 acre of property I have enough room for my pets and recreational activities that I am looking for while also being close to work and not having to sacrifice what I am looking for. Given that I am only a 25-minute drive to work I plan on utilizing my own transportation for this. The car I have now could likely be the car I would bring with me after graduate school since it is fairly new (2010 Mazda). My main costs to budget for would be maintenance and fuel. Things such as oil changes and tire rotations can be done right at my home. Something to always keep in mind is that cars can be unpredictable so having a mechanic or someone on hand is always a good idea. Money that is put into my savings account
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  • Spring '07
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