Balancing Work and an Online Education

So you've made the decision to go back to school, and, like thousands, you've opted to obtain a degree online. Most make this choice because of the flexibility online coursework offers-you can do the work on your own time, without the hassles of rigid class scheduling. But when it comes down to it, your online education will still take up precious time-time few of us feel we have a lot of anymore. So how do you balance your education with your "real life"? Here are a few pointers: