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
Not that way. Geesh, get your mind out of the gutter for crying out loud. Alright then teachers, you can sell your body for money, but I’m heavily wavering towards the side of upstanding citizen type of way. If you want to make extra cash and are okay with needles and the possibility of a little blood, then this route to money making extra cash is for you.
First, let me just clear the air and say that I did take a crack at selling plasma when I was in college. I didn’t want to ask my parents for rent money. Needless to say, I was a crappy budgeter then and didn’t know how to stem the inflow of buying junk. Anyway, I digress. I went on four separate occasions to the local plasma center to earn my pay. I was paid after the fourth trip and I believe I earned about $100. That was back in 1999. (I think I should also note that my Mom found out and was t.o.’d that I just didn’t ask her for the money in the first place.) But money is money and it helped pay for rent or whatever else I had to pay at the time. Donating plasma is one way to get money using your body, but there are other ways as I will explain. Continue reading
Think about the time when someone first asked you to make a personal budget. What was your reaction? Did you smile and think awesome I love it! Simply cannot wait to get started? Or was your reaction more similar to my first encounter with budgets, which was something along the lines of what? budget? That doesn’t sound like much fun. That would mean I wouldn’t get to blow my money on crap I think I need. No thanks. I really was so delusional Continue reading