Author Topic: Newbie seeking job/car advice  (Read 389 times)

jongetsrich

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 2
Newbie seeking job/car advice
« on: January 13, 2018, 03:26:40 PM »
Hello fellow Mustachians,

I currently make $53,000 as a teacher. I have a 40 mile(!) round trip commute, I drive my momís former SUV (given to me for free) from 2009 which averages 15-18 MPG.
I have the opportunity to work at a closer school making $47,000 which would cut my commute in half, and I would save at least $120 a month in gas & tolls.

Iíve cut down spending as much as possible in almost every other area of my life, but gas, commute, and freeing up 1 hour of commute time each day for a potential 2nd job are decisions that Iíve been contemplating. (If I worked at the closer school, I could make $12-20k+ working a 2nd job). Also, I would not consider living within a 5+ mile radius of where I currently work. If forced, I would work closer to where I live, due to better public infrastructure, shorter commute, and potential for higher salaries (in different fields) in this market.

If you have any more questions, Iíd be happy to answer.

Thanks

jongetsrich

  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
  • *
  • Posts: 2
Re: Newbie seeking job/car advice
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2018, 03:31:02 PM »
Apologies for multiple postings. The site wasnít loading correctly.