I HAVE A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT
As of Monday afternoon, for the first time in at least 10 years if not more, my debt level fell below 10 thousand dollars. I am not on the final leg. I cannot see the finish line. It is like I am running a marathon and I am in the last third. I know that around a few more turns and over a couple of more hills I will see the finish line.
We now returned to our regularly schedule programming. I managed to think of four ways that I could increase my income.
Get a Raise
Get a New Main Job
Work a Second/Third Job
For a couple of years I kept telling myself I needed to get another job. I toyed with the idea of being a bartender on the weekends(using something I could do). I also though about delivering pizzas with my car(using something I had, a car). Two friends getting mugged while delivering pizzas cured me of that idea.
I debated with myself, whether I wanted to use the same skills I used for my day job or if I wanted to do something completely different. A good argument can be made that if you use you mind for you day job having a second job that used physical skills would be less stressful. You can wear out your mental energy during the day and then work with your hands/body later.
I decided to use my programming skills in my off time when a good opportunity to make money showed up. Plus it pays well.
Next up in the series: Tips, Tricks, and should you get a consolidation loan.