Saturday Six: 0708.04

1. If you had to leave your job on Monday, how confident would you feel that you could get another job paying close to the same amount quickly?
I don’t know for sure about this job, but I could always step back into mortgages, where the money is better, if I needed to. I have offers for those jobs daily.

2. How many different employers have you worked for over the years?
I’ve been self-employed on and off for so long that the number of actual employers I’ve had is only four.

3. Consider the employer you worked for the longest: how big of a factor was money in determining why you left or would consider leaving that employer?
Money wasn’t really the issue, and actually I stayed longer than I should have because I had so much autonomy. We were both tired of living to pay or California mortgage, so I left because we were leaving the state.

4. Take the quiz: How good are you with money?


You Are Great With Money


You know the value of a dollar – and you save and spend wisely.
By living below your means, you’ve set yourself up for a rich future.
And while it may hurt to sacrifice now, you’ll probably have plenty of money later on.
You’re on your way to riches – just keep it up.


5. When is the last time you actually were told what your credit score actually is?

I pull our tri-merge once a year, actually.

6. Do you think that learning what your score would be would be likely to make you change anything you’re doing with money?
Knowing our score merely made me put a plan into place, not any specific changes. Working in the mortgage industry for a good portion of my life, and seeing what everyone else was doing, made more of an impact.

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  1. Three months ago, I finally began to get a handle on my finances, to have a PLAN. And I was almost 50. What a maroon, as Bugs Bunny might say. But … at least I DID so something about it, and have raised my credit score significantly. I’ll keep at it too…I want to buy a condo next year!

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