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So how many of you out there are like me?
Jan 21, 2008 | Views: 345
Now, even though I make a decent wage, and so does my wife who is an RN. That's not to say that there's extra money, because there really isn't too much of that. Like most of America, I think we spend what we make, and when we have extra, we have a little fun, because it doesn't happen too often. That however, has put a serious crunch on my modifying my car. The only real splurge we have is our cable and internet. I think we grossly over pay for those, but when there's not really any competition, what do you do? And that's our ONLY extra expense besides the required stuff. So there's not much that we can cut out of our daily living expenses in order to finance my car hobbie. The result was looking at getting a part-time job. Yeah, who really wants a part-time job on top of a full time job? Not too many people want it, but many people need it. I was in the same boat.
So what does a guy do, when he really wants to play with his toy? Believe it or not, my wife came up with a pretty good idea. Instead of working for minimum wage (pretty much an insult when you have as much schooling and training as I have) at a local fast food joint or large "jack of all things" stores, she suggested a paper route. Yeah, a paper route. I had one when I was 13-15 or so. It wasn't too bad. I never did like getting up in the morning at all. But the paper was advertising for routes earning up to 650 a month. I called, got a route paying over $600 per month. Yes, folks, that's an extra $7200~ a year. Yeah, I do kind of feel like a early teenager again, when that was my "job." But it's really easy getting up knowing that just by putting in a relatively easy 2 hours a day, I can earn an extra $600 a month to pay bills down, get some go-fast goodies for my car, or even finance a family vacation (did I mention that I have 4 kids?). Now, I'm not planning on keeping this route forever. But if I can keep it for the next 3 years or so, it should pay for a lot of things like outstanding credit card bills, that trip to MA and ME this summer for my sister's wedding and even some go fast or look good parts for my car.
The really good thing about it too, is that it's not just me doing it. My wife is out there every morning with me and usually one of the older 2 of my kids likes to help too. Yeah, I've got to pay the kids a little wage, but then they've got a "job" too that they can earn money and start saving now too.
So if any of you out there are like me, consider something like a paper route. It's easy work. It's independent work, and best of all, it makes considerably more than minimum wage does.
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