This website is devoted to helping families obtain a better life.  Not only make more money but to create more quality time.

Is a Thirty Minute Work Week Possible? 

Aren’t we programed all through our formal schooling to work a 40 hour week, not including commute time?  Even school its self is programing us at an early age.  We get up at 7:00 a.m. so we can get ready to start our 8:30 a.m. school day.  We leave at 3:30 p.m. and then commute home to do our homework and any other chores we might have.

I know home-schooled children where a non-formally educated mother or father has taken a professionally authored curriculum and taught their children.  These kids have and are excelling at levels at or better than their public school peers.  The point I am making here is that the majority of these kids are done with school and homework within a couple of hours.

Think about your job.  How much of your 8 hours is doing the companies work? How much is water cooler time, fingernail grooming time, restroom time, gossiping in the next cubicle time, etc, etc.?

Work should be described as the effort expended to make a living for my family.  So do I need to put in 8 hours of my life plus a 2 hour commute each day to do that?

What if on Monday, my commute is the amount of time it takes to get from my bedroom to my computer.  Then expending 30 minutes of time, the majority of my work week is over? What if my money was then employed for 40 hours the rest of the week, working safely for me?

Hopefully you will see the possibilities within the pages of this website.

Especially for single parents……

I write this blog in the interest of Freedom.  I know what it is like to see someone struggle just to make ends meet.  I was raised by a widowed mom.  She was hardworking, diligent, frugal and loving. I hope the contents of this website will give someone somewhere, the courage and desire to learn a new way of making a living.  Not to become filthy rich but so they can supplement their income, possibly even replacing it to the point of being able to make the choice to stay at home with their family.  We live in a time when that is so much more possible than it was when my mom was raising her two kids.

We now live in a time when 50% of households pay no tax and the other 50% are taxed at a crippling amount, yet politicians are screaming for more.   For someone working at an hourly rate or fixed salary, the only way to get ahead or even just keep up, is to take on another job or work more hours.

Investing in the stock market has been around for a long time.  Many of us have always thought it was only for the rich.  It was way too hard and only Harvard grads and MBA’s can understand it.  It is easy to see why one would get that idea when listening to the cable news shows.  It seems to me that the language and terminology they use, along with huge numbers they spew, are designed to intimidate “average people” in order to keep them out of the “game”.

If this website inspires one person to utilize this powerful selling put options strategy to create a better life for them and their family, I will consider myself a huge success.

 ………and the unemployed…..

One out of every 10 people I meet on the street is out of work or underemployed. By most accounts this is a very conservative number. 

MSN reports the average debt in America in 2003 was $18,000 + per household not including mortgage debt.

………the weary parent…….

Wikipedia reports a 2002 Census survey reported 5.8 million (15%) of all children between the ages of five and fourteen years living with a mother only, care for themselves an average of 6.3 hours per week and 65% of those children spent between 2–9 hours home alone.

How many of these kids turn to sex, drugs, alcohol and other destructive behavior to offset their loneliness and feelings of rejection?

In Dallas Fort Worth, a 1 hour each way commute is common.  Coupled with an 8 hour work day, that is 10 hours away from home each day.  How much energy does a parent have left to put into their kid’s life after that 5 or 6 days a week?

It certainly cannot be said that just because there is a parent or 2 at home to meet kids after school, that everything will turn out OK and there will never be any problems.  However there is an abundance of evidence that says kids with parents who help with homework or participate in sporting and other events, have definite advantages over those who don’t.

I was a latchkey kid before we knew what they were.  I am not saying that my life would be a whole lot different than it is now, nor am I blaming anyone.  I feel very blessed to have had a widowed mother who did the very best she could under the conditions she found herself in during those early years.  I know however, that many of the poor decisions I made would have been much more difficult to make had there been the parental supervision my mom would have loved to give.

………and the road warrior.

Starting in the oil and gas business 35 years ago, I experienced several busts in that industry.  When those came, I was fortunate to drive for a local trucking company.  We hauled freight to both coasts from Central Illinois.  I was always on the road, away from home.  When I was able to work in the oil and gas business I was always away from home also.  I knew there had to be a way to utilize the stock market while on the road.  I began searching for the answer, and over time I found it.

 

 

How secure is your job? 

I just saw an article referencing the paragraph below:

Driver-less Truck

Last week, Budweiser shipped the first load of beer in a driver-less truck.  The semi was equipped with sensors and cameras and other technology which enabled the truck to travel the 120 miles at 55 MPH to its destination.

Budweiser alone makes more than 1.2 million shipments a year.  Calculating the amount of shipments from all companies around the world is mind-boggling.

Progress is good, but can the job market engage millions of unemployed truck drivers, taxi drivers and bus drivers?

Will there come a day?

I certainly never saw a driver-less beer truck as a reality.

 

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6 thoughts on “HOME

  1. Well I’ve certainly been struggling recently when it comes to making ends meet – sometimes I don’t even want to get up in the morning!
    Bills and debts take over your life and your mindset – they never let go!
    The freedom you talk about here is so appealing to me – how hard is it actually to get into?

    1. Hey Chris,
      Thanks for visiting this site. And yes, it is possible to have this freedom.
      Very few people I know are not struggling to make ends meet. Debt has engulfed nearly everyone. As we look around we see people who appear to “have it all together”. Looks can be very deceiving as the average household credit card debt in America is now estimated to be over $16,000 and savings under $5,000. People have become good at treading water, but this trend cannot continue.
      It is my opinion that a solid “get control of debt” plan include first and foremost, a “change in attitude towards money” plan.
      I have many friends and family members whose lives and financial futures were turned completely around after addressing the debt issue. A great source on this subject can be had at http://www.daveramsey.com.
      Again, thanks for visiting and the best to you.
      Dennis

  2. I think if schools taught us all about a 30-minute workweek, nobody would want jobs, lol. In my opinion, society wants to keep us all in the “job trap” because they don’t want folks bettering themselves and inspiring others to get more out of life… Financial and Time freedom,etc.

    Commuting from my bedroom to the computer sounds like an amazing plan to me. In fact, it’s the smart choice. Why be somewhere you don’t want to be and spend extra money + time, travelling to and from the job each day?

    I think we live in a world where there are so many risks when it comes to starting businesses and also working jobs because the “security” just isn’t there anymore. Life is unpredictable.

    But if you’re working on an online business from home, the power of choice is in your hands. You decide your income and the life you want to lead. 🙂

    Neil

    1. So true Neil. And the scare tactics used to keep everyone in line are the same ones that have been used forever.

      Thank you for stopping by my site and the best to you in whatever you choose to do.

      Think outside the box.

      Dennis

  3. I’m sure I wasn’t the only one drawn to the headline and the hope of a shorter work week. I think all of us want to be spending less time at work, especially when we have young kids that we know deserve our time and energy. I understand that this can only happen if we are really committed to our home business. How much time do you think it takes to start a business that will allow you at some point to be working only a couple of hours a day?

    1. Thanks for taking the time to respond Lynn.

      That is a good question. Of course that depends on how much a person needs to replace their income and how much of an account they are comfortable risking. We ran this test for a year and we are still running it – through up and down markets alike. We used an account of $5,000 and netted over $30,000.

      I believe with Wealthy Affiliate, I will be making a nice income by my anniversary date in Sept. There is a steeper learning curve for me in WA as I was so green to internet marketing I didn’t even know what questions to ask. But you are so right in the fact that commitment is the key.

      The best to you,

      Dennis

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