money woes

money matter, money talks

If money should grow on trees then I guess all of us will be happy! It will be a Utopian dream, imagine not having to worry about your budget for the rest of our lives? šŸ™‚

But it is a given fact that financial problems will continue to haunt us as long as we live, given that there are constant bills to pay + needs to purchase and acquire that prompts us to part, albeit sadly, with our hard-earned money not much longer after our much-awaited payday. The lot of us will then make a beeline to the nearest localĀ micro-lending companiesĀ to somehow help us stretch the monthly budget just a little bit more, or at least, until our next payday.Ā I have been on this boat on one too many occasions when I still had a regular 9-5 job. It was only 3 years ago that I decided to call it quits with my last job so I can stay at home full-time + care for my little man.

Being a full-time mum, with no regular source of income to boast of + bank on, actually makes the financial woes worse. Imagine worrying about the bills + not having the means to pay them when they are due. Besides the monthly bills, of course I also need to worry about my little one’s needs: milk, diapers, vaccination, to name a few. Raising a child is no cheap business, you see, it requires a considerable amount of money to ensure that you are giving the best that you can afford to your beloved little angel. + even if my son’s dad is doing his best to provide for us, I know there are times that his income will not suffice. I am just glad that I was able to find ways to earn extra doing some online works. They work wonders in augmenting the family income.

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nice to know you wednesday + another giveaway

Nice To Know You Wednesday

Time again for another Nice To Know You WednesdayĀ + I am just excited as I have found a gold mine of interesting questions online which I cannot wait to share with you here! šŸ™‚

Here are the first 5 questions for starters:

  1. Grab the book nearest you + find page 28, what does line 3 say?
  2. What is the last film you saw?
  3. If you could eat lunch with one famous person, who would it be?
  4. Is the glass half-empty or half-full?
  5. Where were you on Valentine’s day?

My answers:

  1. The nearest book I have on hand is Sophie Kinsella’s Mini Shopaholic + page 28, line 3 says: heels, the other ones.” She’s still reading out loud, her…
  2. The last film I saw was Cars 2, just downloaded it last Sunday for the little man to enjoy + boy, did he!
  3. I would have to say Oprah Winfrey, I used to love her when I was younger + I missed watching her morning show, Oprah.
  4. The glass is always half-full, I would love to look at the brighter side of things, always.
  5. I was at home, watching all those cartoons with my little man on Valentine’s.

It is your turn to share your interesting answers to this questions. Check out the mechanics of this game here

But, wait there is more! All the participants are qualified to join in this week’s little raffle. Don’t forget to check out the Rafflecopter widget below. Nice to know all of you + good luck ^_^

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on earning extra while being a stay-at-home mum

I guess I might have to change that into a WAHM or a work-at-home mum very soon. Not that I have found a regular 9-5 job while I stay at home to care for my little man, ’cause that really is impossible being that motherhood is a 24/7 job in itself, but, thanks to the internet + blogging, I have found a way to somehow earn while I do exactly that, stay at home.

While I strive to work on building my blogs’ links + following {+ keeping my fingers crossed that I fully monetize them very soon!}, I also write for other bloggers, on the side. These bloggers are just way over their heads with opportunities + tasks, they hardly have enough time to finish them all. We call it in blog lingo, GW or ghost writing. Although I am certain doing GW tasks won’t make me rich no matter how many articles I write for my friends, the fees I collect from doing these tasks keep my Paypal account happy + somehow allow me to buy some things for me + the little man. I have bought some books for Jared + myself + even paid my broadband + electric bills with them at one point. Another thing I love about these GW tasks is that I get to learn something new each time I get a task. A keyword can sometimes be foreign to me that I have to research about it, thus giving me another new thing or word to learn. šŸ™‚

Even if these GW tasks don’t really come regularly, + there would be times that I won’t receive one for days on end, it is but still another great way for me to earn online. + I know that even if I saved everything I earned from them, it won’t be enough to send my son to College + I might just have to get a real job when the time comes, or consider trying thoseĀ nurse practitioner jobs dallasĀ  or one of thoseĀ east texas medical center jobs, + wished hard that I qualified, I would love to do those GW tasks as long as one single blogger friend will entrust me to do one for her šŸ™‚

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