I think it's an age old dilemma. There isn't enough hours in a day to do all that you need and want to do.
You have to provide for your family, and for most of us that means working outside the home. spending 8-12 hours a day away from our families. We work for a paycheck that in this economy doesn't cover all the bills. Many of us are living paycheck to paycheck, and very few of us have money stashed away for emergencies.
My family and I are this way. With my hubby out of work because of a work related injury things are tight and I know I'm tired of it.
I want to be debt free, i want my children to be able to go to college and not worry about needing student loans to help them pay for it. I want to have money saved in the bank so that if something happens we are ok. The icing on the cake for me would be being able to take my family on trips to places all over the world.
It's seems like most of us think the having some debt is normal. I don't think this way. Why would you be ok with OWING someone else money that you've worked hard for?
There has to be a better way then killing ourselves working for minimum wage!
another dilemma is child care. If both parents work, then you're child(ren) have to go to daycare. Well the price for putting 2 in daycare (which would be what we would have to do) is alot, even with the government's child care subsidy. Most of the paycheck i would receive for work would go to paying for childcare... and what would be the point of that? If the point of working is to get ahead and your money is eaten up by childcare.... then you aren't getting ahead and merely surviving. I don't want to JUST survive.... i want to LIVE and enjoy it!
So, I'm on the hunt for a legitimate home based businesses. something i can work from my home computer and make some decent money at. Enough money that will help pay the bills and push us ahead.
I'll be putting up ideas on here about home based businesses in the weeks to come, as i weed out the scams and learn more about different businesses.
If you are interested, keep your eye out on the coming blog posts!!