After a friend of mine mentioned that she is considering making a move abroad to teach ESL, I immediately wanted to hear all about her plans. I have a tendency to live vicariously through others in this aspect even though I trot the globe enough myself. But what came up in our conversation piqued my curiosity. Over the years I have had to ask the same question time and time again. What are the best times during the year to start teaching ESL abroad in any given country? So I figured what better way to do this than Continue reading
No one ever leaves home when they’re 18 saying I can’t wait to be an adult riddled with debt. Sadly, that is what happens to so many of us whether it is college, credit card, car, house, travel, etc. debt. We find ourselves in a situation of treading in financial water barely able to keep our heads above to breathe, all the while wondering how the heck we got there in the first place. Continue reading
** I am reposting this article because I somehow accidentally deleted it and of course I didn’t back up my stuff. Probably for the best because, actually, our budget has shifted due some big changes. So, very shortly I will be updating our monthly budget for all to see! You nosy-parkers.
You probably already know that debt is a jerk. It’s always up in your face talkin’ smack. We don’t want that, right? So what we have to do is make a plan of action. Just like any jerk, if you want them out of your life, you’ve got to prepare ahead. That’s why so many experts and non-experts sing from the mountain tops about making a budget. It’s sure-fire if you follow it. Continue reading
You are standing in front of a door that stretches from the ground on up past the stratosphere to the stars in the sky. You know that once you walk through the threshold of this door, opportunities will jump out at you like salmon in a run. You are the bear, ready to take your pick. Only problem is that the key you have for the door is rusty. Every time you try to turn it in the keyhole, the delightful clicking sound you should hear remains absent. You wonder how you can make your key work again. Let me just tell you that the key in this parable represents your resume. The door represents all of the opportunities that could open up for you if your resume is up to snuff. And the bear? Well, the bear is just me getting carried away. Stand out from the crowd by creating a resume that no ESL program can turn down! Continue reading
Trying to find ways to save more money is sometimes frustrating. The immediate thought that comes into mind is I don’t want to give up all the fun stuff but what you need to keep in mind is that ESL teachers can lower expenses without feeling too deprived afterwards. Continue reading