Well, since being self-sufficient or becoming a homeowner depends upon a job that pays enough to support yourself, your family, and/or a mortgage, the big question is how do people get a good-paying job? One clue comes from the U. S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook. For every level of education you attain, you qualify for a job that offers more pay. Your children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews also need to know this. As their first teacher, you can do many things to help your child prepare for school success.