Is more money actually better? Theoretically the more money you make, the more that you have, but is it actually true? If you work two jobs, but then have to order in take out every night because you are too tired/rushed/hurried to cook a good meal, then have you netted any more than if you only worked one job?
I have been debating on a third job lately. I currently work full time as an Archivist and have my little "trunk lady" business on the side (which takes a bit of time). The actual benefits of working another 20 or so hours a week may not be that great of an idea. Sure, I could make a little more than $100 a week, but I have to wonder how much of that will be eaten up in extra gas and how big of a hit my food budget will take. Nor am I thrilled that it will take even more time away from my precious children.
I don't know if working a third job is a good idea. My full time job, working for "The County" is a decent one, especially in an area with such a low job rate. The cost of living in my area is not that high compared to most, but with gas at $3 a gallon, and the cost of EVERYTHING except pay rates going up, then it seems like adding another job is a certainty.
I am in such awe of those wonderful stay at home moms who live on $25,000 a year, and make it work out. I am sure they have rough times, but their management skills are far superior to mine. How some of them make ends meet is beyond my understanding. I have been there, and was not so great at it, we generally stayed stressed out a lot, which is no picnic.
So, when you are down, do you focus on what you have, or strive for what you need? What is the key to being happy, even when your chips are down?