What? No, she must be confused! you’re thinking. You have to work harder if you want to save money…don’t you?
Don’t get me wrong – I’m not telling you that you don’t have to work hard but the answer to your money saving problems might be for one parent in the household to quit their job.
We’re trained to believe that in order to have a decent life and to be able to afford nice things, both parents in the house must work at a job outside of the house. You need to get up early and the morning and take your kids to daycare to have someone else take care of them (and pay them to do it) and drive however long your drive or take the bus or the train to a job away from home. You need to work your butt off for “the man” all day long, then come and pick your kids up from daycare, get them home, cook dinner (or buy it because lets face the fact that a lot of us are just too tired to cook every single night), and by that point you might have time to help the kids with their homework, get them to bed, watch a mindless television show, and crash out yourself.
Doesn’t that sound like fun?
And then there are all the expenses that come with it:
- gas/transportation costs
- clothing (because not many bosses will let you come to work in you PJs or sweatpants)
- contributions to presents for people at work that are getting married, having a baby, birthdays, etc.
- lunches out because there’s always a reason to go out for lunch
- and so on!
Take a minute and add up all those things. How much do you pay for daycare and gas and stuff. I’ll bet that it adds up to more than $1000 a month. Now deduct that number from what you make (net). Don’t you think you could make that much money at home doing something?
The truth is that whatever skills you utilize in your day job can likely be transferred to doing work from home. There are so many jobs you could do from home.
Think about it. Plan for it. You can make it happen!
Inspiration of the Day