I want so desperately to be a SAHM. I want to be there for my children. My mother was never there for us kids growing up, and I want to set a better example for my children on the importance of being a family and acting like one.
The problem is that I have so much that I owe in student loans. My husband is going to school at the moment. I am sure all of you understand the financial burdens part. What am I supposed to do. Even with my degree I don't seem qualified for much of anything. Either I don't have the Master's that everyone wants me to have (and I do not plan on getting one at this point) or I have the wrong type of degree. I feel useless. I feel like I have done a huge disservice to my family by creating such a large amount of financial strain, and now I can't even help to make it better. What am I supposed to do?
Asked by Anonymous at 12:56 PM on Nov. 10, 2009 in Money & Work
Answer by kestrelscall at 1:00 PM on Nov. 10, 2009
Answer by lfl at 1:04 PM on Nov. 10, 2009
There are a lot of great ideas in the CafeMom Job Hunting Moms group: http://www.cafemom.com/group/jobhuntingmoms
What kind of networking are you doing? Do you belong to any professional organizations? Is your Linkedin profile up to date? Do you have a current resume written in a human voice, or an old fashioned one written in meaningless corporate-speak?
Answer by rkoloms at 1:08 PM on Nov. 10, 2009
Answer by marywoz at 2:17 PM on Nov. 10, 2009
Which part are you needing help with? The financial planning or making something? And many with degrees have this problems. Jobs are just not secure. education alone does not provide for a family.
You may want to look into our services for debt management, also there is some life coaching available.
You can make money on the side also if you are interested in that. http://www.YouAreACeo.com/Success4me
Answer by IraqiVetWife at 2:25 PM on Nov. 10, 2009
I make extra money working online. I've cleared over 14k in the last year, it's not a way to get rich, but you can avoid retail/fast food jobs by doing it. You can see what I'm doing at http://www.freewebs.com/free2workathome/ if you're interested. (Everything posted is free)
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