Career

My husband finally has a “real” job. He’s no longer an adjunct; he has a full-time job at a school that seems to like that he prioritizes students and learning. With that full-time job comes benefits — and it’s amazing how much they’re affecting our financial life. As we enjoy the benefits of having benefits, […]

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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 […]

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During my first year of teaching, one of my friends in the English department had a baby halfway through the school year. In chatting with her about how she and her husband (a teacher in another district) planned to pay for parental leave to welcome their baby home, I was shocked to discover that neither […]

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I’m a work-at-home-mom with two kids under the age of four. I’ve been doing the freelancing-from-home gig since my eldest was two months old. And despite nearly four years of evidence to the contrary, I still wake up every single morning believing that today will be the day I cross off every item on my […]

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It’s a growing trend: stepping away from your career for a brief period of time. These “career breaks” are catching on because more people are designing their lives around their own goals and interests. Some people choose to take a career break to raise a family or care for ailing family members. Others are interested […]

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I’ve always wanted to travel the world. Since 2011, I’ve been able to visit two foreign countries — but one of them was Canada, so does that even count? A few of the biggest challenges to my dreams of world travel are (1) the expense, and (2) the loss of income while traveling. Saving enough […]

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