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Should I quit my job?

My hubby works real estate which is really slow right now but we made $7,000 this summer. He also can tile floors and finish basements and such things which he makes at least a thousand dollars on each side job. right now he watches our daughter in the morning so i can work which means he cant start work until after noon most days. with one of his side jobs he would make more than i do in a month. our house and cars are paid off so we just have normal bills around $6oo a month is all we need if that! so we would not have any income if he doesnt do a job once a month so its a risk. do i quit my job so he can work more or do i keep it?


Asked by Anonymous at 7:24 PM on Sep. 18, 2010 in Money & Work

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  • First of all, I want to congratulate you for being debt free. That is AWESOME!! You and your DH should talk it over and review everything, and see what is best for your family. I also wanted to let you know that I work from home and I love it! I am a stay at home Mommy to my 3 year old son, and 18 month old daughter. I work with a great team of Moms; we help each other create income from home. No parties, No inventory! Weekly pay! Free website, training, and unlimited support!!
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    Answer by mommy2joeynabby at 3:18 AM on Sep. 19, 2010

  • I would keep my job. I only say this because I regret quitting my perfect job 2 years ago to become a SAHM. I'm glad I'm raising my own children but at the same time I feel a little worthless.

    Answer by theutilitarian at 7:26 PM on Sep. 18, 2010

  • Why quit a stable job when your husband's is not exactly stable. Yes now he has a lot of work, but what about 6 months from now? My stepdad is a contractor, and he could be unemployed for months at a time. Because he is a contractor and not employed full time for one company, he cannot collect UC when he is out of work. That is something to keep in mind.

    Answer by OneToughMami at 3:19 AM on Sep. 19, 2010

  • I agree with PP. Same thing happened 2 me.

    Answer by Luisa621 at 7:34 PM on Sep. 18, 2010

  • what about working a late shift, at night? but if he is going to make more and its risking that then i would stop for now til you can figure out something more financially feasible

    Answer by BlacksheepSati at 7:36 PM on Sep. 18, 2010

  • I would continue to work.

    Answer by socialworker227 at 7:46 PM on Sep. 18, 2010

  • I would continue to work. I work out choice. It helps when you have 2 incomes coming in. My dh stress level has went way down since I started teaching. He always worried something happening. Even though we had savings, etc.

    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 9:56 PM on Sep. 18, 2010

  • Do it

    Answer by bethraza at 10:25 PM on Sep. 18, 2010

  • In this economy, it's never a good idea to quit a job. Your husband's job might make a lot of money, but it's not a steady 9-5 job. Anything in the housing industry is really unstable and could sour again at any moment. You don't want to go from being a two income family to being a no income family.

    Answer by HotMama330 at 12:28 PM on Sep. 19, 2010

  • If you can save for retiremen and college for your child with one income, you are not interested in having a career, and your husband is comfortable with being the sole wage-earner, then go ahead and quit.

    Answer by rkoloms at 3:04 PM on Sep. 19, 2010