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I Finally Did It…I Gave My Notice to One of My Jobs


I finally scrounged up the courage to quit one of my part-time jobs. While I will miss the extra income, it will give me more time to focus on learning more (with taking a certification course) and that will help give me more earning power overall. I could even start my own business down the road if I wanted to.

It’s funny, because before I started on my debt-reduction journey, I don’t think I would have taken as long to quit. I’ve really thought through this decision and played out many different scenarios in my mind. How much less money a month would we be making? How much less money a month would I be spending?

The affect on our finances is important, but I couldn’t forget about other things. Would my stress level decrease? How much better could I keep track of home-related things? Would I be happier overall?

In this case, the part-time job was bringing in around $100/month (net). Every little bit helps when you are trying to pay as much debt as possible. But the stress caused from working over 40 hours a week was getting to me. There were deadlines at the part-time job and keeping track of everything was starting to overwhelm me. I think health and sanity wise – it was best that I quit.

I did give two month’s notice, so I have a little bit to go yet before I’m done. I feel like a big weight has been lifted off my shoulder. I’m pretty sure I made the right decision.


  • Reply 2cworth |

    “I’m pretty sure I made the right decision”.

    Yes, you did. Go for the education / certification, and the big steps forward.

    Like the story of the monkey and the peanuts in the jar – sometimes you need to sacrifice the small stuff to get the bigger ones.

    Best wishes.

  • Reply D |

    You did the right thing. You are moving in the right direction. Life is more than working. Speaking of your little man! Worth his weight in gold!

  • Reply mapgirl |

    If it was a relief to quit, then it was the right decision. The question is what will Financial Freedumb do? 😉

  • Reply Mandi |

    I think that you put forth a lot of thought to make this decision. I’m certain it is the right choice for you and your family. Congratulations for being able to think it out so clearly.

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