Mynyel Posted July 25, 2012 Share Posted July 25, 2012 I began working *almost* full-time at the beginning of June (I works about 35 hours a week so far). I hate it. I miss being home. That said I do have opportunities to work from home making the same amount of money that I am working outside the home. The *only* problem with the work is monotony. It will be the same thing day in and day out with no advancement or difference. The job I hold now I can change departments every 6 months as long as there is an opening. That said, I would consider staying at home as long as I don't have to work as many hours. 35 is killer. 25 is more doable but significantly cuts into our income. We don't make much as it is, about 27k a year or so. We are not on any assistance and I don't want any. I don't want to jump through those hoops unless absolutely needed. So how can one live with less? I am cutting off the cell phones at the end of the contract which is in October. I was thinking of going prepaid but if I am working from home and home most of the time I won't need it. So I can cut that off. We don't have cable. We do have internet and we *need* that. Dh works from home and relies on the internet. If I were to work from home I would need it as well. We have medical bills that need to be paid. Of course rent and electric take up almost half the income and food and needed items (like feminine needs as such) take up almost the other half. Then put in a couple things like karate, gas for the car and medical bills and that takes up the rest. The thing is I know I am overspending somewhere but I can't figure it out. So are there any suggestions on how to live with less and what needs to be (or can be) cut out? Anyone willing to look at my budget and make adjustments? :) I have to work from 1-10pm (EST) so I won't we on here to respond but anything is helpful. I am willing to make some sacrifices in order to come back home. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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