Is Working at Home Costing You Money?

This last month, I’ve been reminded that it’s important to balance how much work I’m doing with how much much time my family needs.  I’ve been under deadlines, in a major crunch zone, and it’s impacted my family – obviously. But it has also impacted our finances – and not necessarily for the better.

I know – that doesn’t exactly make sense. But it does. When I’m under pressure, working hard, I don’t always get to making dinner – and so we go out more. 

And, to make up to the kids for all the time I have to spend at the computer, I’m more likely to buy them little treats or take them out to do something. It’s my way of giving them a reward for all the help they give me during these temporary crunches. But yet, those things cost money too.

When it’s all said and done, I sometimes look back over the time and realize that I actually spent more money than I made. How insane is that?

So, it is times like this I have to take a step back and ask myself, will this project really be worth the costs in the long run. Will it really make us money or will it end up costing us money?

What do you think? Does this ever happen to you?

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