This is how I made my money when my kids were little and when my wife (now an ex) and I were raising them and putting them through school. I (we) could have never done this if I was writing sentences instead of using a calculator and adding up numbers.
I love doing what I’m doing now, but the accountant’s mind is still in me. What’s that saying? “Old accountants never die, they just lose their balance.” Actually, I think that’s more of an old joke than a saying.
Being a writer doesn’t exactly pay a lot of money, so I’ve kept my hand in accounting work but that hasn’t been easy. Some potential employers take one look at me and it’s all over before it even starts.
I recently wrote about this for Yahoo! Finance. Here’s “Health, Money and First Impressions.”
I’ll be back here on Wednesday.
(Image from shutterstock.com)