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    Smile Want to quit my job

    I am looking to simplify my life, save up some buffer money over the next few months (we are a strong double income family), and downgrade to a less demanding job . I am up at 5am, out the door by 6:30pm, and home maybe 12 hours later. It's insane, I have no life, and would like to enjoy my children before they're gone! (teens)

    How did you hear about frugal village? Googled "frugal"

    What interests you here? Saving on groceries/food

    Do you know any other members here? no

    How many kids? Ages? two teens

    Tell us about yourself. I am a professional, managing a sales office. I work too much, and would like to make less and enjoy life more.

    Do you own any pets? cat

    SAHM or Working mom? working

    Married or single? married

    Interests and hobbies? cooking, spirituality, knitting and crochet when I can, along with reading.

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    from Florida!

    I completely understand how you feel. I don't work long hours like you but I would like to simplify more and cut down too. I have a plan to be Mortgage free in 5-7 years and then I would like to go part-time.

    Glad you're here!

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    Hello and welcome from Florida! I used to work long days, then last May I quit, and now I stay home and run a daycare in my home. It can be done!

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    Hello from Texas

    You can do this if you really put your mind to it and jump off the 'keeping up with the Joneses' bandwagon.

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    welcome from Canada

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    and I am sure you would do just fine with downgrading, good luck!

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    Hello and welcome from Alaska!
    Kace - married to Dh for 14 years

    Always pinchin' pennies!

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    Welcome to FV!!

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    Goodluck and welcome. We downgraded to a one income family 12 years ago, and we did just fine. I am very fortunate to be with my kids alot. I think it is the best thing we ever did.

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    Hello there! I am quitting my job as well!

    I am going to take about a month off, then start a new job with a LOT less responsibility and stress. Naturally, this means a lot less money as well (I'll be going from $115,000 to around $60,000/yr) but with the help of this site I have changed my spending habits so that I'll end up saving more than I did before!

    And even more importantly, I'll get my LIFE back!

    Best of luck to you; I'm sure it will all work out great... and your kids will definitely appreciate it. My mom died last year and I am so grateful for all the time she chose to spend with us while we were growing up.

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    I can feel your pain I would love to quit my job is seems my life revolves around my job and not my family life

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    Welcome to the village!

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    Cheering you on! I'm betting those teens would love to have you working less hours outside the home. So many exciting things going on in their lives, hopefully you can work it out so you can be there to enjoy more.
    Life is too short,try to find a way & make it work!!!

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