I thought the following article was a good read. It conveys an important message that whatever you decide to do, be prepared to support yourself because you can't count on a man to be there to take care of you. The author found herself divorced, her ex quit his job and she had a very hard time making ends meet:
No matter what you do in life, whether you aspire to career greatness or whether you embrace motherhood and housekeeping with open arms, or whether you find yourself doing both of these things at the same time, do it well. Do it with everything you have, with all your heart and with great gusto. But do it wisely.
Don't ever make the same mistake I did and put your life in someone else's hands. And always, always, ALWAYS have a Plan B.
Tell your daughters and your granddaughters and all the other girls in your life this: It's OK to fall in love and have babies and be the homemaker. It's also OK to go to law school or business school or medical school or to beauty school or trade school. In fact, it's more than OK if you want to do BOTH. Better than OK... it's the smart thing to do. Tell our girls that they really can have it all, but ALL on their terms.
This is something I feel very strongly about, you never know what life has in store for you so you should be prepared.
What do you think of her advice?