I grew up in a single income home, with my mom primarily supporting my brother, Sean, and me.
She put us in a private school for as long as she could, but she couldn't really afford that, so money was always tight.
The discomfort of not having money was annoying, but it taught me the importance of making money, being frugal, saving, and spending less than I earn.
I went to school to be a musician so I was geared up to pretty much be broke my whole life, unless I worked REALLY hard and made lucky connections.
I was fortunate enough to make a good connection in the TV business instead which allowed me to prove my competence elsewhere and eventually led to a decent income, of which I was able to save and later invest.
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In general, I'm financially comfortable. I maintain low annual expenses. My rent and utilities are low for the area I'm in. I don't have a mortgage...yet. I have minimal home, auto and medical bills.
Most of my annual expenses include vehicle insurance, registration, repairs, gas, groceries, gear/toys, a few subscription services, like this website, Amazon Prime, Spotify, my phone and internet bill, VPN, and annual investment contributions. Most of these expenses are related to my Entropy Solutions Co business, so I can write most of them off to reduce my annual tax expense.
If you have a smart phone, there exist many mobile apps that can help you make money doing temporary work in most major cities: