I’m a part-time freelance writer and full-time stay-at-home mom. I write to supplement our income and pay off our debt faster. A few months ago, I decided I’d increase my earnings and took on a few more writing commitments. I increased my earnings significantly, but I also increased my time commitment.
While the extra money was nice, was it worth it?
The High Cost of Working More
Isn’t it bizarre that earning more money can end up costing more money?
On the small scale, since I was spending several more hours per day writing articles, I ended up cooking less, cleaning less, spending less time with my daughter, etc. The result was that we ended up paying more money for fast food and took more last-minute and pricey trips to the grocery store (since I didn’t organize my meals). I ended up running the washing machine twice for one load because I’d forget I’d started a load the day before. The list goes on. [ continue reading... ]