Saturday, January 27, 2007

Freedom! Freedom!

This is what it feels like to have money from paycheck to paycheck, and not feel stressed. I just finished paying bills online and writing checks. Next Wednesday I will have another paycheck again. The part-time gig is really paying off. The credit card balances are starting to go down.

I strongly recommend anyone who is serious about getting rid of debt to try and increase their income if possible.


Single Ma said...

Gosh I'm so lazy. I guess that means I better not rack up any debt, huh? LOL

Congrats on your success!

Organized Noise said...

I can relate. My first objective when I got my first post-college job was to not live check to check. I did what I had to do to make that happen. I didn't get a part-time job, but when I started working, I busted my ass and work so hard that I got promoted in less than a year. Raised my salary by 24% the first year and raised it by another 39% since then. The extra money allowed me to pay my bills without changing my lifestyle.

beautyinbaltimore said...

Amen. The second job really helps.

3 Things About Money said...

This is one of my resolutions -- increase income an a partitme job is in my future. It's nice to hear that it is working out for you.

Tired of being broke said...

Thanks Single Ma.... u better

Organized noise, that is what am working on now, getting into an organization where there is tremendous room for growth.

Beauty, you can say that again.

3 Things, one recommendation is that you get a part-time job that is flexible.

Am trying to get my self to where by the end of the year the part-time job is no longer necessary.

jagular said...

that's what Dave Ramsey says, too. He tells people to go deliver Pizzas.

Tired of being broke said...

Jagular I totally agree. You have to do what you have to do. Fortunately for me the part-time gig is flexible, and came with a 10% raise in less than 6 months.

kiesha said...

Hear hear to increasing income. I just got a new gig w/ a 12% increase. I'm still considering a 2nd gig to boost savings and pay on my student loans that come out of deferment in August.

It sounds like you're doing great!