I am kind of at a crossroads in my life. I need to make a change. This would be another career. I already have a lot of skills, been a mechanic for a long time, have a lot, about $40-50K in tools, not to mention experience in non-automotive businesses. I have worked as a professional mover, and a over the road truck driver, still have my class A CDL, and have worked in sales at a home improvement center. One idea is to go back to school and learn a new trade. Even with a local trade school, I'd be lucky if I don't spend or owe $30K by the time I finish a program. Investing a lot of money, to start over from the bottom. The other idea is to go into business for myself. I know automotive the best, could start by opening a little shop of my own. However, it's a bit of a dying business. Cars are pretty much becoming maintenence free disposables now adays. People don't get alignments and coolant flushes anymore. One business I was in for a short time, was the moving business. A LOT of money in that business. The only real expense was the trucks and servicing them. I'm in a delima, invest in school so I can potentially make more money working for someone else, or jump in and build a business for myself? I see it as I could fail either way. Working for someone else has me sour, because how I see it, the economy is bad and unemployment is high, so employers can ask better qualified people to do more for less money.