There are many more WFH options these days, from customer service to high-level execs. Is there any type of work you’re looking for in particular?
I am interested in data entry at the entry-level of copying the information into an email or for office use that would be copying information to their client/s.
I went to school to become an LPN, then later because of burnout in this part of my life, I went to a local community college and earned a data entry certification that I have not had the opportunity to use. My keyboarding skills are pretty darn good! My wpm right at this moment is approx. 25 - 30 per minute with less than 3 mistakes.
My goal is to be able to support myself just in case anything were to happen to my husband or my special needs daughter, and the main reason for WFH is to pay off the credit cards that I had to use until I was able to live on meager checks from Social Security.
Also a bit of advice to anyone who will be going for their Social Security checks and find out that they may also have the ability to draw an S.S.I. check at the same time this can be a pitfall for anyone. My pitfall came in the package that my mother who is 84 years old did something she thought would make things safer once she was gone (dead) and I have to say this one thing she put my and my brother’s name on the deed and held a “lifetime estate” then the last stepfather I had passed away from the complications of Alzheimer’s. When he went into a home for Alzheimer’s she was told by a friend or a church member who she claims as a friend told her that she needed to get her name off the deed due to reasons the home or nursing home put a lien against the property. All well and good but the pitfall caused hardship for myself and my husband in the result that just because I did not know when she had done this and it was a phone conversation I had with our caseworker for recertification on our S.S.I. checks and I had to let Social Security that I had been given information regarding that said property which I have no gainful income from it. We had to pay back an entire year’s worth of S.S.I. which was so very difficult. When we received our stimulus checks to pay off the debt. My husband’s check is well under $300.00 for Social Security and my Social Security is just under $700.00 and the S.S.I. check was not even close to $200.00 each.
After long conservation with my husband, we both came to the conclusion that after my mother (dies) and probably the lawyers get drawn into it I will probably have next to nothing. I think most of you are 'safe to understand sibling rivalry if not and you have a wonderful relationship with your parents I say KUDOS!
I would like to say “heed my warning” if you are wondering why we (my husband and I) decided that the S.S.I check have become a burden that comes with a ball and chains that is because of the restrictions they place on you are too much for us.
Now, if I could obtain a legitimate WFH, I know that I can earn more that way than with the S.S.I. then we can come out on top. Also, my husband is 77 and will be 78 in January whereas I will be 65 come this next April. The WFH would help us to element the credit card debt that was incurred while I had no income and needed medicine, PT, and purchasing food, paying bills that took credit cards.
I am pulling a gainful attempt of paying off the credit cards; I just paid off 2 credit cards this month and will be working the others off.
I was stupid to think that all of these things happened to other people, not me! Well, my friend’s life and come along and knock you right down on your a*( and with no one to help us. We did not have a ‘safety net’ to keep us afloat when we needed it!
Do yourself a favor and if you are married take a long hard look at these things: 1. what have you to gain at the time of retirement or in my case an accident which left you disabled. 2. How to build a nest egg that will help you in the long run. 3. how are your retirement funds fixed (who will inherit it, if you live long enough to enjoy it how would you do it, who will inherit the bulk of your property, will you have someone that is really smart in planning for your retirement then I strongly advise you to get someone if you don’t and if you do get to them as soon as you think it would be a good time to do so). These are the things that I have learned by myself the hard way!
If I have said anything in here to help someone navigate the ins and outs of some pitfalls that can occur in a lifetime.
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