Starting a business

My husband and I want to start our own business… here’s why we can’t

My husband and I want to start a business some day. Right now, I work a nine-to-five. He works in shifts. Our time off doesn’t overlap a lot. We get a fairly decent pay and we make it work for now. But to be honest? At that rate, we’ll never be able to get ahead. We’ll be enslaved to our jobs for life. We don’t have a problem with hard work. We know that startups take a lot of work – we each have had a failed try at starting a business – so we don’t mind working long hours. We’re doing it already at our jobs. But we think that having our own thing will let us work those long hours together and also pay more than a dayjob. Is starting a business the only way to our goal of being together more? Let’s see....
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Starting a business

How to be a good housewife: the lost art of Home Economics

Home Economics ClassI’ve tried baking chicken. With my first chicken, I was going for “crispy” but ended up with “dry beyond chewing.” Next time I was going for “juicy” but ended up with raw. As I watched my husband pick his food for a good piece here and there, I had this terrifying thought: “My poor husband, I’m starving him to death!” See, the last three years before getting married, I lived with my mom. She took care of everything at home while I happily indulged in working. Cooking, cleaning, or grocery shopping – it was all up to mom....
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Starting a business

Newlyweds money & finance: I hide money from my husband

barbie dollWhen I was little, I thought we were very poor. There was this time when Barbie dolls were the hit – hey, their legs can bend! I thought this was so cool. But Barbies were really expensive when they first came to Bulgaria. There was this girl that we used to play dolls with, *Jane*, and she had two or three Barbies. Her father was working abroad and that’s how they could afford it....
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