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Test Run

May 31st, 2016 at 09:19 am

As the school year is coming to an end, I decided that next year, I will do a test run by living on my husband's income alone. By that I mean paying for all household/living expenses using his income only. This way I can gauge whether leaving my job will be an option or stepping down to an instructional aide position. I've come to realize that my job as a teacher has really taking a toll on my health, attitude and home life and it's simply not worth it to me. I still give it my all despite the fact that I no longer enjoy it. Let's see where this leads me. We are still planning a move in early 2019 as my husband can retire with a full pension and health benefits.

4 Responses to “Test Run”

  1. Laura S. Says:

    I found going back to full time for this semester has been draining. I gained 20 pounds since mid-February. I found day-to-day subbing worth it. I don't have all the added paperwork and stress. If I have a rough day, I don't have to be there the next. Since it is not my primary income, I don't see this being an issue for me going forward. I empathize with you and hope it all works out for you to scale back asap!

  2. CB in the City Says:

    I did several test runs of living on a reduced income before I retired. It's definitely worth it to try it out.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    That sounds like a great plan! Jobs that cause suffering are definitely not worth it.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    A test run sounds like a good plan.

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