I am new to this website. I am not yet a pre-dental student but I am a pre-dental wanna be. I am trying to decide if dentistry is something I should pursue or if I should just stop obsessing about it and move on. I just turned 40 and I would have to start with my bachelor's first ( I have a few college credits - like 2 classes) so I have 4 years for that, plus 4 more years of Dental school. I would like to quit my job of 23 years in an office setting and go to school full-time. I am married and have 2 children (ages 14 & almost 7). My problem is - How do I quit my job - our household relies on 2 incomes - and still be able to pay the bills? My husband is worried about how it would all work out. I have not made a decision yet but I am running out of time - as I am getting older and don't want to put it off any longer. Does anyone have any suggestions about how to quit your full-time job, go to school full-time while raising a family? Student loan ideas, any other loan ideas, any advice anyone has would be greatly appreciated. I would also be giving up my family insurance benefit and would need to figure out the best way to insure my family. Also - If I did do this and graduated and started practicing, let's say I am 48 - 49 years old, is it feasible to think that I would be able to pay off the debt before retirement and also still be able to enjoy life. I plan on working past retirement age so that is not a problem.