This is a big question going through my mind right now. I am an IT Manager and have worked for the same company for 9 years. We just got a new CEO and I’m just not sure I want to go through with all the changes. I used to work about 60 hours a week and quit doing that a few years ago and only put in my 40 unless an emergency comes up.
I normally have an employee that does HelpDesk for me and I didn’t fill the position immediately so I could replace some outdated equipment. Now the new CEO is asking for me to hold off on hiring and I’m being asked to attend more meetings. This is pushing into my family time.
I have a computer consulting business but this only provides about $40k in income each year, which would make it hard to have money to save for retirement. However, I can focus my time on growing this business.
Please take the poll, I will review the results and make my decision next week.
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If you read about Warren Buffet he constantly says go long and you will make money. Robinhood is an awesome way to invest in the stock market without giving all your profit to someone else.
Information is king…………
I am writing this today because of a coworker. I work for a non-profit and I have been exchanging investing information with him for the past couple months. This is information everyone that qualifies should know about.
We were talking about his bills and how he could invest more so he will be able to retire someday with money to live on. He brought to my attention that he started school and took out loans but then dropped out due to life. He has been paying the standard repayment on these loans for six years while working at a non-profit company. I asked him if he had ever heard of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, in which he responded no.
I was baffled, how could no one ever have mentioned anything about this program to him over the last six years or while in school. I gave him the just of the program and printed off the employment verification form for him. You can find the form here.
He has been living paycheck to paycheck working for a great cause at barley over minimum wage for six years.
If you would like to learn more about the program here is a link.
If you know anyone that qualifies, please spread the word.
Information is king………..