Post # 1
Has anyone picked up a part-time job to save for the wedding or pay off the wedding afterwards? Any other ideas for saving the money up?
I’m considering a part-time to pay off some debt but would be earning enough to save on the side as well (i’m still waiting) and wanted some advice from anyone who’s done it.
Post # 3
I just got a p-t job (yay!) to help pay for summer/wedding expenses. Although our wedding is really, really small, there are little ‘unknowns’ that are bound to creep up. I will only be working officially for two months before our wedding. So, I really didn’t prepare saving thousands (just hundreds!).
I think working p-t is a great idea, if you can give up some of your time. Even a one day a week job (for 8 hours a day) adds up in the long run.
Post # 4
I have been looking for any work anywhere and haven’t even been able to get a part time job! I don’t have a lot of retail experience so they don’t want me.
Post # 5
MissAsB: We live in a small town and it took me four months to find a p-t job. I applied for 8 positions and only one called me back. It is very nerve racking!
Post # 6
I have applied to a ton of full-time and part-time jobs over the past few months and had 2 interviews but nothing came of them.
Post # 7
Rather than looking for a retail job, what about just working for yourself? You could always post ads on CL to be a dog walker, plant sitter, house cleaner, etc. When I was unemployed a few years ago, I considered doing this, but then like three days after the idea, I got offered a job (where I’m at now). I went onto some forums and found that a lot of people were making decent money to supplement their income just by cleaning houses and walking dogs. Most of them just worked Saturdays from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., and then they still had Saturday nights free, and all day Sunday.
Also, cleaning doesn’t bother me too much, and I love dogs, so this was an option for me, but it’s not for everyone, which I realize.
ETA: My aunt has a cleaning lady for her house. It takes the lady about two hours to do the entire house (dusting, vacuuming, bathroom, etc.) and she gets paid $50 a week. Not too bad!