My Story on How to Successfully Take Courses While Working Full Time

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

One of the things many of you may or may not know about me is that my entire university education has been acquired while working full time. When I was allotted TV time, I didn’t use it to watch the standard children’s shows. I guess part of it came naturally as both my mother and grandmother worked in the medical field at the time. When you are 18, two years seems like a life time. Assess Your Time.

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eBay 101: How to Sell on eBay for Part-time or Full-time Income (Free eBook)

Couponing 101

Hurry and download your FREE copy of eBay 101: Selling on eBay For Part-time or Full-time Income, Beginner to PowerSeller in 90 Days by Steve Weber. – Start part-time and expand your income when you’re ready. eBay 101: How to Sell on eBay for Part-time or Full-time Income (Free eBook) is a post from Couponing 101.

Q&A | Step tracker, Aldi vs. Lidl, hoarder homeowner, & mastermind groups

The Frugal Girl

” type of people, and even we could only sustain our efforts for limited amounts of time. It’s just SO MUCH STUFF and by this time, it’s all so dirty, it’s even harder to sort through.

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Five Frugal Things | actually, will it be five?

The Frugal Girl

This is one of those weeks where it feels like that has been true, so I may not make it to five this time around! Every time I have to do this, I am reminded to be thankful that most healthcare providers have people who take care of insurance for me.

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Family Office Manager

Family Balance Sheet

I read this book around the same time that I became a mother and left the full-time workforce to stay at home with our new baby. Pay our bills in a timely manner. Many years ago, I read Thomas J.

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Diversify Side Income Or Specialize?

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

I can’t think of a time in my adult life when I haven’t been fully immersed in a full-time job or career, while also making income on the side. My first side hustle was a part-time job at the local mall where I held my full-time day job. A couple of years ago, I took a part-time, 30 hour per week job to get my foot in the door at the company I currently work for.

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Advance Your Career By Taking the Road Less Travelled

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

It all started in high school, when I graduated five months earlier than my peers so I could work full time and save up money before starting college. I worked full-time throughout college and took a few internships. I graduated early, worked full time during college, took low paying internships and made myself incredibly uncomfortable by taking the crap projects in the crap communities that nobody wanted to work on or go to.

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Enrollment is OPEN for Elite Blog Academy

Family Balance Sheet

Do you see other bloggers making a full-time income from their site and wonder, “how do they do that?” For me, this course came at the right time. Now both of my kids are in school full time and even though my hours at our business have increased, I am making a commitment to spread my mission of helping families with their finances and grow FBS. You can read the site’s full disclosure here.

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Chuck E. Cheese: All you can Play Starting at $10!

Couponing 101

When you arrive, you pick a set amount of play, which starts at 30 minutes for $10, and your kids can play all the games as many times as they want during that period of time. The best part about the All You Can Play is that your time can be paused. Your Play Pass card will stop working at the end of the full time paid for. If you’re trying to keep your kids busy for just a little bit longer before school starts, Chuck E. Cheese has it figured out for you!

How to Save Electricity While You’re Working at Home

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

labour force now work from home full-time! Cut Down Screen Time. Perhaps the best way to save electricity is to cut down “on-screen time” when you’re not actually working. Since you don’t have office distractions at home, try finding a way where you can complete the work early and not waste time on social media or web surfing. If you make a habit out of removing temptations, you’ll spend less time working and expend less on work-related expenses.

Prairie Eco-Thrifter Was Included in Five Carnivals This Week

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

My post, My Story on How to Successfully Take Courses While Still Working Full-Time , was included in the Carnival of Financial Camaraderie #32 hosted by Young and Thrifty as well as the Financial Carnival for Young Adults #11 hosted by 20’s Finances. Many thanks to One Cent at a Time who hosted the Yakezie Carnival – The Facebook IPO Edition and included my post, The 5 Dimensions of a Meaningful Life.

5 Reasons Why You Should Blog Even If You Don’t Make Money From It

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

I am in awe of those who make a full-time living from their blogs and even have to higher assistants so they don’t have to work 80 hours a week themselves keeping their blogs running. Therefore, in a secondary way, my blog has helped me generate a part-time income every month to supplement my husband’s full-time income. I admit to being slightly envious of those who make a good income from their blogs.

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Friday Links – Cabin Edition

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Gosh time flies. I think that is pretty good with working full time and studying. There are tons of ways to make money online and SB from One Cent at a Time writes Making Money Online in Few Unusual Ways to highlight some of the most interesting ways to make your time online work for you. Happy Friday everyone. Hope this past week has treated you well. I wrote a test for my course and did good on it so that has taken some heat off.

How this Couple Eliminated $180,000 of Debt in 12 Months!

Family Balance Sheet

My husband is an extremely hard worker as he works and goes to school full time. So we decided to sell our home and become renters for the first time. By the time I reached the third gas station I was super nervous about my situation. It was the first time we consistently told ourselves NO to purchases. Were there arguments during the time you were working on your debt? As well as me starting up my education full time and completing that.

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Stunning Full 1080p HD Movies with Full Time Autofocus. Please check your price before purchase as Amazon may change at any time. Amazon has the Nikon D5100 16.2MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR Nikkor Zoom Lens on sale for $429.00. 3-inch, 921,000-dot Super-Density horizontal type Vari-Angle LCD Monitor. In-camera Special Effects Mode, 1 Yr Camera / 5 Yrs Lens. In-camera HDR (High Dynamic Range).

How to Take the Stress Out of Job Hunting

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

By the time you’ve finished reading, you should feel a lot stronger and more confident too! At the same time, you’ll need to make sure that you compare your options online using sites like Remember that you put enough time aside to proofread the email too – as the last thing you want to do is make the wrong impression with some spelling mistakes. The journey you take when looking for a new job can be filled with stress and anxiety.

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Start Saving Early for Retirement: Tips for Young People Just Starting Out

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

‘The time to start saving for retirement is yesterday’ quipped the financial advisor. The second-best time to start is today! Retirement is supposed to be the best time in your life; a time that you look forward to with eager anticipation, not dread. They might have a part-time job to help pay their way through school or they may have started full-time employment for the first time.

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Factors to Consider When Accepting a Job

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

However, based on what I needed at the time, that just wasn’t enough. The social work position was full-time and offered health and dental insurance. I would have the position for 3 months and then, if they liked me, they would hire me on full-time. All told, there were 20 paid holidays per year in addition to 3 weeks of vacation time and the ability to earn comp time. That’s a lot of time off.

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4 Hobbies for Adulthood

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Putting your hands in the dirt and nurturing different plants to grow in different environments fulfills a primal instinct that goes beyond just filling your time. When you are working full-time and have other mouths to feed, being in the kitchen doesn’t always sound relaxing. No matter which hobby you decide to take up, get ready to spend your time dedicated to new and exciting activities.

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Find out How Brian & His Wife Paid off $109,000 in Credit Card Debt

Family Balance Sheet

I work full time in IT and my wife works part time in retail. Were there arguments during the time you were working on your debt? You can read the site’s full disclosure here. Today’s Debt Free Story is from Brian. He writes at Debt Discipline about about how his family of 5 deals with money, budgets and debt. Tell us about you and your family. Where are you from? What do you and your spouse do for a living? What are your hobbies? .

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Please Welcome Another New Staff Writer- Crystal

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

She started blogging in early 2010 and is now blogging full time. Please join me in welcoming Crystal from Budgeting in the Fun Stuff to the PET team. Crystal is from Houston, Texas and lives with her husband and two dogs. She blogs about personal finance at Budgeting in the Fun Stuff and how she earns money at How I Money Online. Crystal will be sharing her weight loss journey here at PET. She, like many of us, has struggled with her weight in the past.

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Take Control of Your Retirement Planning in 2016

Family Balance Sheet

Do you want to spend time on your hobbies? People will spend hours planning a one week’s vacation, but fail to put in time to plan their retirement years that could last decades. Even now that our daughters are in school full-time and I’m working outside the home, I still consider myself the FOM and it’s a job I take seriously, and you should too. This post is sponsored by Chris Hogan and Retire Inspired.

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Easy Ways to Build Up Your Savings

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

As the time passed, I was able to figure out ways to save more money and stay on top of my finances. Extra income for me meant anything that I earned above and beyond my full-time office job, from things like freelancing. I made it a habit to transfer the amount of my extra income into my account just for that purpose every single time I was paid, and I never missed it. A surprising amount of North Americans are not putting money away consistently for retirement.

Freebie Friday 1/6

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eBay 101: Selling on eBay For Part-time or Full-time Income, Beginner to PowerSeller in 90 Days by Steve Weber. Happy Friday everyone! This has been some week. I am just so glad it's Friday!! Enjoy this week's freebies brought to you by Savings Lifestyle. Make sure you check out their huge listing of Free Stuff.

Expect More from Your Daughters

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

“ Did you know that in 2014, women working full time in the United States typically were paid just 79 percent of what men were paid, a gap of 21 percent?” At the same time, we have to establish different expectations on the home front for our sons and grandsons. At the same time, we should have higher expectations from our sons on the home front. Why wouldn’t men want to spend more time with their kids?

How Krystal and Josh paid off $80k in 4 years!

Family Balance Sheet

works in outbound sales, and I teach part-time. working full time at a low-paying job and going to grad school full time, while my husband was working multiple jobs just to help us make ends meet. get better once I had my masters degree and could teach full-time. full-time so we started bringing in a decent amount of money. About six months after I started teaching full time, I remember realizing. Meet Krystal.

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What Should I Look for in a Business School?

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

And the traditional method does have its upsides—networking is far easier when you’re in a classroom with all of the same people, and you’ll be able to dedicate your full effort to learning. For those who can’t afford to drop everything, however, a part-time degree program might be a better fit. Seeking out a traditional or part-time program may leave you with limited options, especially if you aren’t interested in moving.

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Couponing 101 Update

Couponing 101

My husband is working full-time and going to school part-time, which means he is gone for most of the day. Trying to keep our home running smoothly with my husband gone most of the time, keeping up with my kids schooling, and trying to run a website full-time (even part-time!) I felt so drained ALL the time and it was beginning to really affect my health. Limited Time RandomFirst of all, thank you all so much for your concern.

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4 Reasons to Graduate Debt-Free

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

It was hard work, and required me to work almost full-time to pay for my tuition and living expenses while I was still going to school. Student loans don’t typically incur interest until a period of time post-graduation. Each and every year, tuition costs for colleges and universities across North America increase. Students now more than ever are graduating into a life of student loan payments, debt, and economic uncertainty.

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Back to school shopping

Saving SAHM Sanity

This September I'll be a full time college student (taking all of four classes) My other half has also decided that he would like to go back to school and will be in college as well. Where I live school doesn't start until after Labor Day, but I know a lot of other states start as early as the middle of August, YIKES! Seriously, where did the summer go?

Friday Links – Back in Class Edition

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

There is nothing more relaxing than spending time in nature on a hopefully hot and sunny summer weekend. It helps take some pressure off that is for sure especially when I am still working full time while taking this course. If you’re a parent, you know how hard it is to carve out time for yourself. Alexis from Single Mom’s Income has some tips for how to carve out mommy time. Happy Friday everyone and happy long weekend to all my Canadian peeps.

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When Should Your Teenager Get a Job?

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Many families can’t afford to have their kids in all of the sports and activities that they want to be involved in, while still dressing and feeding their growing teens and usually a house full of their friends as well. Time is a factor in high school, because teenagers will be in school all day. It’s like having a full-time job. If they are in dozens of activities that are important to them as well, there may not even be time for a job.

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Budget Babe: Elizabeth and James Nirvana

Cheap Chica's Guide To Style

We all know that Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen are the pint-sized powerhouse actresses turned full-time fashion designers behind luxe labels The Row and Elizabeth and James. They’ve designed it all-everything from lavish handbags to your anything-but-normal white tee-shirt, but now they’ve dipped their design fingers in the world of scent, and we couldn’t be more excited to try what we expect to be our new staple perfume.

Inefficiencies in Homes to Look For as a First Time Home Buyer

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

We have a friend who bought a cute little cottage that he lives in full time in 2011, and, much to his chagrin, he found that when the winter came along, his heating bill was almost unaffordable. There are always things to look out for in a home as a first time buyer, but inefficiencies such as these will cost you a lot over a period of time. We bought our house almost a year ago, and moved in shortly thereafter.

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4 Simple Productivity Hacks That Actually Work

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

This is work that I thought would take closer to ten hours, but because I was productive and got down to it with hardly so much as a breath of a break, I got it done in half the amount of time – without sacrificing quality. A few years ago, I really struggled with productivity – particularly when I was in school and working full time. Every night, spend a small amount of time scheduling the tasks that you need to get done into your day.

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Saving Money on Food While On the Road

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Well, as much as somebody who works full time is ever able to be. but even if you don’t have a full kitchen in your accommodation, you can still save a lot of money by grocery shopping for your food when you get to your destination. There are a lot of things you can make without a full stove, so this is a pretty good option if you want to be very frugal. Over the past few years, I’ve been on the road quite a bit.

Designate a Family Office Manager | Marriage & Money

Family Balance Sheet

I read Millionaire Women Next Door around the same time that I became a mother and left the full-time work force to stay at home with our new baby. Even though I was helping my husband from home part-time with his business, I still felt like I wasn’t contributing to our finances and that drove me crazy. Pay bills in a timely manner. Set aside time each week to work on tasks. Many years ago I read Thomas J.

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Amazon 12 Days of Deals – Day 2 Gaming Deals

For the Mommas

She’s a responsible citizen with a full-time job! Although, come to think of it, didn’t she take a day or two off around the time Battlefront came out? Amazon 12 Days of Deals – Day 2 Gaming Deals. Video games aren’t just for kids anymore!

Find out How Acadia & Her Husband Paid off $97,000 in Student Loans

Family Balance Sheet

My husband works as an architect and I teach art part time at my son’s school. It took us two years of my husband working full-time at his job and then using every other second to work on the house. We sacrificed a lot of time together and took on a lot of stress during this time. We began to realize that each item we own costs us something, either our time to maintain it or our money. Were there arguments during the time you were working on your debt?

Are You Financially Ready For Kids?

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Besides, if times get hard and you do need to work 2-3 part-time jobs , you can pull that off much easier when you don’t have to figure out babysitting and day care fees. If you’re in a position where you or your spouse can stay home and raise a baby on a full-time basis, then you probably had no need for this article to begin with. Children. They are miracles, they are blessings and something else that they are is very expensive.