7 Life Changes That Could Help Your Finances
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
At first, Brian Carter's move to South Carolina seemed like an extreme measure to take in order to fix his finances.
After all, on the surface, he had a great life. He was living in sunny San Diego, married to his true love, and had a flexible work schedule as a freelance digital marketer.
The catch, however, was that his income fluctuated -- a lot.
In 2007 he hit a dry spell and wasn't generating steady revenue. His wife, Lynda, took on 50- to 60-hour weeks as an acupuncturist just to cover the day-to-day bills -- and with the weight of the household expenses on her shoulders, she was starting to feel the strain.
"She got to a point where she needed to confront me and say, 'You've got to do something -- this is too much work for me!' " Carter, 41, recalls.
While on the job hunt, he found a promising gig as the director of search and social marketing at an ad agency. It paid in the low six figures, and the professional opportunities were right up his alley. The hitch? It
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