Going back to school is one of the best gifts you can give yourself. You might be able to afford a nicer home, a better school for your kids, more vacations, more time off, and greater retirement savings. You'll show yourself — and others — that you can push forward, get it done, and achieve something great. And once you graduate, your degree is an asset that can increase your lifetime earnings by hundreds of thousands of dollars. Stash some of that money into a savings account and watch it grow.