Less full-time jobs mean more people have to look to one or more part-time jobs to make ends meet.
And this isn’t just about people losing jobs, it’s a trend for recent college graduates, as well.
Millennials are going to college and graduating, but finding a serious lack of full-time jobs when they finish.
Consequently, if more people are relying on part-time jobs, then we have to be even more careful when dealing with the beasts of comparison and envy. They’re traps that can lead us in financial ruin, and, even more importantly, in real emotional distress.
Best Quick Money Tips
Part-Time Jobs with Serious Discounts – Since we featured a list of 20 best part-time jobs with benefits for 2013, this seemed like a good follow-up. If you’re going to work part-time, why not get the best jobs out there?
Harvard: Just 6 in 10 Millennials Have Jobs, Half are Part-Time – A new study from Harvard reveals a lot of interesting information about the Millennial generation (ages 18-29), and although over half have gone to college, the full-time jobs just aren’t there.
More Dads Taking Up Part-Time Work to Be with Their Children – While Milennials can’t find full-time jobs, changing attitudes toward men and families in the workplace are resulting in an increasing number of fathers who are choosing to be more present in the home than at any other time in history.
The Joneses and Jealousy – In light of more families turning to part-time jobs to make ends meet, keeping up with the Joneses can be even more detrimental to your finances. “Giving up the Joneses isn’t an easy thing to do. In fact, it’s nearly impossible to do. What you’ve got to do is to replace them instead. Get a different tribe. That ladder climbing, socialite-ing, money spending tribe isn’t the only one out there!”
Debt-Related PTSD and Financial PTSD Quietly Hurts Many – Steve shares about his own struggles with debt-related PTSD, and includes a video on the 7 stages of debt. One cannot overlook the emotional aspect of financial disaster.
More Quick Money Tips
Is Mobile Banking Safe? – No one can argue the convenience of mobile banking, but there are a few things you can do to make sure that you’re careful to not expose your bank account to theft or fraud.
How to Get a Mortgage if You’re Self-Employed – Great post from Dough Roller on the steps you’ll need to take to prove to the bank that your income streams will be around long-term.
Side Hustle Series: I’m a Frequent Flyer Mile and Points Redemption Specialist – Not only is this a cool example of someone who saw a need and started a part-time gig helping redeem frequent flyer miles, it’s just good information to read if you’re a frequent flyer.
How Do You Balance Retirement Savings with Other Goals? – David breaks savings down for you in beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels so you can have an idea of what it looks like to have balance in your savings plans.
How to Travel the World (Without Spending a lot of Money) – Nomadic Matt shares gems such as “Game the system” to help you stop wishing you could travel and actually do it.