You know when you’re trying to get something done at the office but someone feels the need to just stop by “real quick” to discuss something pointless? How annoying and derailing that is? Well, what if that person was your sick kid and you couldn’t just shuffle them out the door? Not easy, but at least you get to be home to give your child the mommy cuddles they need!
Dream of quitting your job to stay home with the kids? The first step is understanding your expenses. The second? Seeing if your family can cover them comfortably on just one salary. Remember, the more accurate the information you enter, the more confident you can be about the results. * Not sure what to put in each slot? Click on the ? for tips. If something doesn't apply to you, go ahead and leave the field blank.
Mothers with the financial means have long had the choice to go back to work or stay home after the birth of their children. Today, however, more moms in all economic levels appear to be considering the stay home option - at least that's what some experts suspect when they point to recent population surveys, which show all female employment numbers declining after decades of sustained growth.
If you are looking for an office job that doesn’t require you to go into an office, becoming a virtual assistant could be a great fit. Tasks will vary depending on the company but can include things like scheduling appointments, data entry, organizing records, email management, social media management and editing. Contacting bloggers, online companies and websites directly can be a great way of finding job opportunities, in addition to advertising in and responding to job boards.
You noticed in my example that by me working, it put us in a higher income tax bracket. Keep in mind, when figuring your cost of working, that some people qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit. Often, when mommy goes back to work, the family no longer qualifies for this substantial credit. So, if you are one of these people, make sure you factor in the loss of this benefit as well.
For example, the calculator estimates that a 30-year-old woman who began working at age 22, who makes $100,000 and plans to take just five years off from work, could lose more than $1.2 million in income going forward, including $500,000 in lost wages, $424,561 in lost wage growth and $340,590 in lost retirement assets and benefits. Men typically lose more, Madowitz said, because their wages are often higher to begin with. But fewer men take time off to become full-time dads.
Being a Mom Entrepreneur If you choose to start your own traditional business, you’ll likely turn something you likely once did as a job into a service company from home. This might include bookkeeping, freelance editing, operating a mobile nail salon or pet sitting. My home-based business is writing for corporate clients, newspapers and magazines, which is a spin-off from the corporate communications jobs I held prior to having kids.
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Thanks for the reminder to keep it simple! I’ve used cloth in the past but I’m starting all over for my baby due this winter. There are SO many options out there and it is massively overwhelming. I absolutely agree with your advice and it was just what I needed to convince me to stick to my plan of just ordering 24 Bumgenius diapers. We had good luck with those in the past and cloth diapering has always worked best for us when we just stick to one kind.
I’ve never, for example, seen one that mentioned that your health insurance premiums may go up if both you and your partner got primary coverage from your own employer. Nor do they mention that your grocery bill will go up, albeit slightly, from feeding your child lunches and snacks at home (most full-time daycares include this in the cost). Plus there’s the incremental costs like future raises and opportunities that have been mentioned. None ask if your employer offers a 401(k) or 403(b) match, either, or what other sorts of benefits you might be losing (a mass transit pass in a large city? access to inexpensive life or LTD insurance you may need to replace?).
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Those outcomes are exacerbated by women’s disproportionate dependence on Social Security benefits. As a result of low private asset accumulation and inadequate or absent supplementary pension coverage, on average, nonmarried women over 65 rely on Social Security for 72 percent of their retirement income. Forty percent of that group rely on Social Security for 90 percent or more of their retirement income.
Wonderful article! I have been searching for years for a way to stay home with my 2 year old son. I finally found the answer! I am a weight management coach with a program called LTL (live the Lifestyle). It’s a program based on low glycemic eating. I teach clients how to eat right and exercise often. This program is part of a bigger company who also allows people to become distributors of other wonderful products like beauty products and isotonixs.
I cannot thank you enough for the info you provided! I went back to work before my son turned 4. Now he’s 12 & I feel like I’ve missed out on so many summers & just time together because I’m working 5 days a week. I plan to take a serious look at the opportunities you listed and hopefully I can find a way to stay home and still earn an income. Plus, I drive 60 miles a day, saving almost $300 a month in gas alone would go a long way! Thank you, thank you, thank you!