Julie Reed wrote:Budgeting works to a point, but it’s a poverty mentality. You can’t budget your way to prosperity, ...
Julie Reed wrote:Life is not always what we envision or want, and sacrifice is part of raising a family. If you could make ‘a ton of money’, would Katie need to work at a job? Taking care of 4 young kids is full time employment already, and it may be hard going it alone for 6 weeks at a time, but how stressful to her is having no steady household income? Maybe do it for a couple years to get bills caught up, a better financial plan in place, and money bankrolled?
Travis Johnson wrote:
For me, the problem is not what is possible, but because anything is possible, what do I pick?
Dream job they pay on the job training for?
Transition farm to something else?
Now have them tell you they have the funding to do all three!
T.J. Stewart wrote:Just realized that my numbers are a little off in my post, but I don't know how to edit my post.
Andrew Mayflower wrote:Obviously I can't tell you what to pick, and in this case there's probably no wrong answer. But 'twere it me, I'd do the dream job they pay the training for. Dream jobs are hard to come by, and if you love it that much you'll be far more successful at it than any of the alternatives.
If you can get them to pay for both, and doing both is feasible for you, I'd also transition the farm to something else. It's a hedge on the dream job not being so dreamy and you know the farming thing pretty well so it's low risk for you.
College has become so expensive, and it takes so long to complete, that in your situation (even with DFP paying the tuition/books/etc) I'd advise against it. The caveat being that if a dream job for you required a degree to get into, then it might be worthwhile.
IMHO, and YMMV.
T.J. Stewart wrote:I will preface this by saying that I am a home educating mother of 11 (10 of whom are still living at home, 7 of whom do not work outside the home). So that's a family of 12 that I shop and cook for. Food costs could be REAL around here, if we didn't eat the way we do (very little processed foods). With Ohio food prices, I could easily feed my entire family for 400.00 a month (if I had to). My current budget is around 700.00 monthly (with splurges).
Travis Johnson wrote: Well I admit that is a topic title that kind of grabs a person’s attention…Permies Click-Bait if there ever was such a thing.