I just got back from my first day at my new university. Last year, I studied at a tiny school with 200 people total (teachers and students). I hated it, and the only reason I studied there was because I knew I wanted to be in Thailand for college, but I didn’t have enough money to pay for it on my own. The small school is Webster University, an American school, which I could get a loan for (Thai colleges aren’t approved for student loans in America). Well, when I discovered I could make money online with freelancing and affiliate marketing, I had a good stream of income and could pay for tuition at a school in Bangkok.
I moved to Bangkok and now study at Bangkok University International College. I walked through the doors to my first course, accounting, and found 159 other students in the room. Huge class sizes! Awesome :p. However, I was kind of dumbfounded when I looked at the material. Now I’ve got some book keeping and T-section assignments that just make my head feel like a scrambled egg.
When I think about the work I do, the money I spend, and the tax I will have to pay on this money I’m making, I’m thinking it will be a good subject to at least have basic knowledge in. At least I now have enough knowledge to know I will need an accountant to do this for me. And I hear they actually don’t cost that much. In fact, they might end up saving you thousands of dollars a year. Some do it for a small slice of the money they save you, and that sounds alright to me considering the facts.
So if anyone knows some good accountants they could plug to me, that could work with me via email/IM, please get in touch with me. That would be awesome.
I’m checking my stats today to see how much money I made while I was at school. I think I did pretty damn well more than doubling my investment.