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

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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. Assess Your Time.

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

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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.

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Seven Questions to Answer Before You Retire

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For many, inertia and fear of the unknown keep us plugging away at sub-prime careers far past the time we should leave. How can you know when the time is right for you to retire? I’m doing OK, so hopefully these questions will help you as well.

Expect More from Your Daughters

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“ 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?” The gender pay gap is alive and well – but why? 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. Expose her to a full range of career choices.

Unhappy With Your Job? How to Make Yourself Happier

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It’s been a little over a year since I was able to meet my goal of being full-time and a regular employee in the company, and I have since realized that it’s not all I had cracked it up to be. I am in an odd place with my current job.

Couponing 101 Update

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When I logged into my email and FB page, I was touched by all the messages and emails of concern about my well-being. My husband is working full-time and going to school part-time, which means he is gone for most of the day. My kids are now in 4th and 6th grades, so the amount of homeschool work has increased quite a bit as well. I felt so drained ALL the time and it was beginning to really affect my health. Limited Time Random

Saving Money on Food While On the Road

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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.

When Should Your Teenager Get a Job?

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My mom expected both my brother and I to find employment when we reached the legal age of 15, and enforced it by having us pay for half of our school clothes (well, the ones we wanted. Time is a factor in high school, because teenagers will be in school all day.

Do You Hate Your Job?

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We eventually alleviated the situation when I retrained for a high paying career and went to work full time (after those 10 years at home with the kids). 10 hours a day at the office plus commute time AND the boss expects you to be available 24 x 7. If temporary, you might just be burnt out and a bit of time away will put things back in perspective for you. If something isn’t working for you, it probably is causing consternation in others as well.

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

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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.

Save Money with Geothermal Heat

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They degrade over time and they don’t save you that much money. Guest Post Author Bio: Jordann is a part time runner, yogi, local foodie and personal finance aficionado, and a full time marketing professional living and working in Atlantic Canada. As well as.

Find out How Drew & Farrah Paid off $200k of debt, including their HOME

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Drew works full time for Department of Defense. Farrah works part time for Department of Defense. Promotions, new jobs, side work, selling stuff, etc etc… All the time we kept the same cost of living and just banked and smacked the debt in the face.

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

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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.

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Imagining Your Retirement

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Or perhaps you want to find time for that hobby that you can never seem to fit into your busy schedule. Well, okay, maybe not this instant (you should finish this post first), but soon! Switching from working full-time to either not working at all or part-time is a huge transition.

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Passive Income With a Pinball Machine

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That’s sounds pretty passive to me as well! In order to begin a passive income stream of your own, you will either have to invest a considerable amount of time, money, or both. This way, there will be no repeated questions and your time will be yours again.

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Time Tidbits: Boss Mom

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There's a reason they call daily motherhood a juggle, because there are so many balls in the air all the time. You might only be able to hold two of those balls in your hands at the same time, but the others are still there in the air, just waiting to be caught. But it's important to realize that every stage is really just that: a developmental stage, a finite bit of time to get through.and maybe even enjoy! What good boss doesn't delegate well, right?

3 Important Lessons in Living Frugally, But Not Too Frugally

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I’ve unintentionally gone too far a few times, and in doing so, learned valuable lessons about trying too hard to live a frugal life. Losing Valuable Time. I must consider time commitments before I go ahead with any money-saving initiative.

Advance Your Career By Taking the Road Less Travelled

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Sometimes it complicates things and can throw a wrench in a project or a something I am trying to achieve, sometimes it’s just a roundabout way of getting to the same outcome, and sometimes it serves me really well. I worked full-time throughout college and took a few internships.

Diversify Side Income Or Specialize?

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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.

Prairie Eco-Thrifter Was Included in Five Carnivals This Week

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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.

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

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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. Were there arguments during the time you were working on your debt?

Learning to Save & Pay Off Debt | Guest Post

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I was raised with frugal parents that tried to install in me proper money management and even though I always paid off everything on time, I never managed to save money. I’m currently taking care of my debt one month at a time. The following is a guest post from Sierra at Ocean Dreams.

Friday Links – Cabin Edition

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Hope this past week has treated you well. Gosh time flies. I think that is pretty good with working full time and studying. Happy Friday everyone. I wrote a test for my course and did good on it so that has taken some heat off.

Meet Carrie. She Paid Off $14,000 in Debt in 14 Months.

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I wasn’t able to afford much, and this was the first time I was on my own since having been married. I took on extra work outside of my full-time accounting job. Were there arguments during the time you were working on your debt?

Changes at Nicole’s Nickels

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there were not that many deal bloggers and I posted 3 times per day. Since I work full time outside the house the 3 times per day was all I could do. Even then I sometimes felt like I was missing a great deal if it happened during the day, but my readers were loyal and I stayed with the 3 posts per day for a long time. The funny thing is that I recently realized that you, the readers, didn’t seem to care if I posted 3 times per day or 20.

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.

Enrollment is OPEN for Elite Blog Academy

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Do you see other bloggers making a full-time income from their site and wonder, “how do they do that?” Well your wish has just come true. For me, this course came at the right time. You can read the site’s full disclosure here.

5 Writing eBooks for Just $7.40

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You can read the site''s full disclosure here. With five incredible resources from well known and successful authors, this collection is packed full of inspiration, practical tips and strategies to help you take your writing to the next level and earn an income from your craft.

Carnival of Financial Planning – Money Management Edition #236 – May 11, 2012

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Let me give you the full story: I have been dating Miss Blinkin for approximately 1 year and 4 months. Frank presents Passively Managed Funds posted at Individual Investor Strategies , saying, “Short-term mutual fund trading is a zero sum game played against other very well informed mutual fund traders and other securities market traders. Several weeks ago, I made the decision that it was about time to start looking for a new full time job.

Cutting the Gender Wage Gap

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Many reasons are given for this fact, including things like taking time off for children; picking low paying jobs; only working part time and yes, discrimination. Check out the careers that pay well and then back into a field of study that you find interesting!


Remember, We Are Not Superheros

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Well, guess what; this is normal. I was barely sleeping more than 3-4 hours a night; I was in school full time as well as working full time; I was training for a marathon and still managed to find time to party with my friends and see my family.

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Coupons Do Work

The time has come. Bank Rewards – Check with your local banks and credit unions as many of them offer money rewards for good grades as well ~ so fun! Allstate -offers Good Grades Discount for full time students under the age of 25 with high grade. Nationwide -has student discount for full-time high school or college students between the age of 16-24 that maintain a minimum B average.

End of Year Wrap Up and 2012 Goals

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It's been quite a year; I have a total of four jobs (one full time, three part time) and am beginning to make a dent in my student loan debt. By the end of this year, I will have increased my income by over 70% (compared to my one full time job).

2012 My Year in Review

Saving SAHM Sanity

Well, 2012 was a very bad year for my family. But anyway, this is how I did: Save $1,500 by using coupons and $3,500 by shopping sales: I spent 9 out of the last 12 months being a full time Honors college student, I didn't have much time to coupon. Oh well. Eat more whole grains and less refined carbs: Well, I ate less fried foods. We struggled with many things and even had two close loved ones pass away.

Budgeting for Life

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His usual diet of sugar and white bread has not served his health well. In light of these recent events, I have found that I’m not only serving as the primary caregiver for my own children, but my parents as well. The key is to invest the time to.

How to Earn Cash Back When You Shop Online

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Well, my newest favorite invention of this century is cash back when you shop online. This can be a significant amount of time from the time you shop, to the close of the quarter, to the actual payout time.

FREE Kindle Books: Making Kids Smile, Shooting Landscapes And More

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Follow these step by step instructions and you will have your own Children’s Entertainment, Balloon Twisting, Magic show, Face painting complete business — Making Kids Smile, and making yourself smile as well, with all the extra profits you will be making part-time or full -time.

How to Motivate Yourself to Clean your House

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Here are some of the strategies I implemented to make housework, well, not exactly enjoyable, but certainly helped me be motivated to do what was needed. While I love everything to be clean and tidy, I don’t obsess about dust behind the sofa or streaks on the windows from time to time.

Alternatives to Student Loans to Fund Your Education

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Many students think that they can’t work, because school takes up a lot of their time. Few students have so little free time that they can’t work at least part-time. That helps with the budget for the current semester, as well as provides more time to work.

Introducing More New Staff Writers at Prairie Eco-Thrifter

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You also met Chris from FreelancePF who was sharing tips on how to eat well, lose weight, and live a healthy lifestyle, however due to personal circumstances, he has had to resign from writing for this blog. Outside of her blogging life, she works full time as a magazine editor/designer for a large national company. She also teaches part-time at a local University. She also enjoys gardening and spending time with her wonderful pets.