Monday, January 14, 2013

You Have to Make Money to Save Money

I'm like New York City. I am always in a perpetual state of crisis, well financial crisis.

Every semester I have to do a cost-benefit analysis of whether working is worth it or not (because that's what happens when you earn your Associates degree with a concentration in Economics and when you study Public Policy, you do Cost-Benefit Analysis) sometimes it is, sometimes it isn't but either way I usually end up working. This past semester I reduced the amount of hours I worked and in the end I'm super glad I did because even with the reduction in hours I still had a lot to deal with this semester.

I had the option to work over the winter break but after calculating it I realized that it would actually cost me money to work. In addition to it costing me money it would cost me stress, less time with Leilani and less time to dedicate to writing.

I feel as if mothers and more so young mothers are also always in a constant state of financial crisis. Not because we "don't want to work" but because more times than not when we really do the math it doesn't make sense to work.

Hopefully during the spring semester work will not cost me money because I need to make money to be able to pay for the sitter that I need to have in order to take my late math which is a requirement for graduation. (Phew!)

If you are reading this and have a job for me I am all ears. Inbox me. Serious.

How about you? Do you find yourself in a similar position as I do? What do you do about it?

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  1. Awww my daughters name is Leilani too :). You don't catch too many people with that name. I completely understand where you're coming from with this. It's just one of those things you have to weigh out the pros and cons. For me working takes away a lot of attention and energy that I could be putting on my schoolwork, my daughter, errands and appointments etc but hey I not only need money but need experience on my resume for when I'm done with college so just have to suck it up when it gets rough :/. I hope you can find something that works for you & your situation! XOXO

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    1. AWW! That's awesome! Is she six too?
      I agree! It's a tough balance. I feel like I am finding the solution for me and my family though. It's a process but one that is very much worth undergoing.

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