wow man, crap luck. I did the same thing with a computer certification. Spent $2,000. on textbooks and tests, got certified, just in time for hardware prices to drop so fast that people just replaced their computers instead of paying to have them fixed or custom built. I can never figure out what job I should actually have, I've had tons and have learned a lot of great skills, but I keep getting pulled back into music. Which frustrates me. The pay is constant and I'm happy to be making money at a time when I've got friends out of work and everything. But at the same time, no benefits, no paid time off, and no real money. Just enough to keep pushing on. People tell me to save,.....ha ha ha,..save what? Maybe highway-one was onto something when he mentioned kidney selling and stuff, lol.