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Just Checking In

October 16th, 2014 at 04:52 am

Just checking in. Tutoring is okay, but not great. I could write a novel on the ups and downs of the business. I have been toying with the idea of shutting it down in June. I am so tired of people paying late and changing schedules. Long story short, I could make more doing the mystery shopping/evaluations if I didn't have to rush back to tutor in the afternoons. I am going to evaluate the decision over Christmas vacation.

Spending has been kept to a minimum. However, the next two weekends there will be more spending involved. We are going to a pumpkin fest with friends who want to go out to eat as well. I am going to tell my friend we will join them for the fest, but opt out of the dinner. Therefore, it should only cost a few dollars in gas. I suppose I need to double check if there is a cost for admission to the fest.

Next weekend I am going to Connecticut for two reasons. I will visit a friend who will put me up overnight and will be meeting my boss who I work for as a virtual assistant. He is flying into NY for 10 days from Vietnam. My friend lives about an hour north of NYC, so he can take the train to meet me for dinner. I am budgeting the cost of dinner, but I suspect he will pay. However, I don't want to rely on it. He asked me to choose the restaurant, so I will pick something budget friendly so no matter who pays, the cost will be reasonable. I put the cost of a half a tank of gas, dinner, and lunch the following day with my friend in the budget for next week. Since the main reason for the trip is business, I can write most of it off on my taxes.

2 Responses to “Just Checking In”

  1. crazyliblady Says:

    Do you have your tutoring clients sign a contract to pay at a certain time? If you did, maybe that would give it a little more teeth.

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I can understand your frustrations with your tutoring business. I know when I was doing tutoring I'd have clients call and cancel - sometimes as I was driving to the appointment. It made it very hard to budget.

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