(Closed) What's wrong with me…Can anyone else relate?

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
4439 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@MrsWe:  Sooo….. why HAVE you been applying?

Post # 4
8041 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@MrsWe:  Well maybe once your spending is majorly cut down, then you’ll have some motivation to earn a bit of extra money.

I am not sure anyone LIKES to do a bunch of extra work, but especially if you have a goal in mind, it can have a really big impact.

Don’t forget that it’s fine to try it out and see if you like it or not. If you can’t stand it, you can quit.

I’d probably just set myself a goal and/or a timeline… like “I will work here six months” or “I will make X amount” then that makes it easier as there’s an end in sight and you can track your progress.

Post # 7
4439 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@MrsWe:  BAM! So there you go!  If you’re reducing your expenses do like 

@canarydiamond:  said and work til you hit a certain amount — like the amount of debt you have to pay off, maybe?  And then you can re-evaluate your situation.

I didn’t think working a second job was terrible when I did it, if it makes you feel better!

Post # 9
2418 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

While I really don’t like working as much as I do, it is important for me to be able to provide for myself without the help of my SO. I’m a very independent person, so knowing I can pay my rent, my car payment, student loans and all the other bills that come with living alone by myself makes me realize that I would be ok if something happened to our relationship.

Have a timeline for yourself. If you don’t like it after a few months, quit.

Post # 10
9139 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Cut your expenses.  We got rid of cable and that saves us at least $100 a month alone.  We also run our air conditioning on 76 which saves us a lot of money (we live in Florida where 76 is sweltering for some people but we survive with fans) and we haven’t run the heat at all this year because we’ve been able to make do with extra blankets on the bed at night (again, it’s Florida.)  We also turn up the A/C to 80 when we know we’re going to be away from the house for more than a few hours; we can’t turn it off while we’re out or mold will grow in the house due to the humidity.

Turn off lights you’re not using and unplus appliances and electronics when you’re not using them.  You would be surprised how much energy gets used by electronics just by being plugged in even when they are not being used.  I swear our old roommate was afraid of the dark because he would leave every light on from his bedroom through the living room and into the kitchen.  Our electric bill is almost half as much as it used to be when we had the roommate.

Install fresh seals in your toilet.  This seems weird but if the seals look worn or old they are probably leaking which means you are paying for water and sewage you aren’t really using.  Changing these out on two of the three toilets in the house saved us $50-60 a month(!)  It’s really easy to do and you can buy a flap from Home Depot for less than $5; we paid a little more ($11) and got water saving flushers too.  I would check other faucets in the house to make sure they aren’t leaking as well; it doesn’t seem like a lot but it adds up quickly.

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