Been thinking about our needs a lot lately. With the husband's job the way it's been, and all of these bills coming in, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. Fortunately, things have seemed to even out for him, and I've even managed to pick up something to do on the weekends. But we always make it priority one to spend time together as a family. That's the most important thing.
A friend of mine was telling me about some prospects she's picked up online lately. She's quite the little entrepreneur, but she's only got the same amount of education I do. But her and her family seem to be doing okay. She's got some stakes in a few different websites, developing them from the back end and so forth. But she's actually got me a little bit hooked on sports betting sites. Guilty pleasure!
I know it's maybe a little bit unorthodox for someone like me, but I think it's kind of thrilling. You just have to know how to regulate your habits. I have a couple of bucks set aside, so I know when to say 'enough is enough,' and if I come out ahead, I'll scrape the stuff off the top and keep the same betting amount. Sometimes I lose, sometimes I win, it's just part of playing the game.
Again, I know it's unusual, but I think the whole betting thing has gotten a bad rap over the years. You'd go out and spend a couple of bucks at the game or at the bar, why not let your money make money? It makes good conversation, too. I can hold my own in head to head with the husband and his friends, and I have the money to show for it. Maybe it's not so guilty after all.