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I need BG advice Elliot Grace (17 weeks) Due September 22; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 18104 posts
2nd Jul '13

Would you rather have your dh be at a job that pays really good sometimes and really bad at other times, or at a job that has a more reliable/stable income?



DH is an account representative for the Pittsburgh pirates (professional baseball team for all you sports dummies). Right now we are doing great financially, but when it's not baseball season, it sucks. He is obviously on salary but the majority of our money comes from his commission.



Our dilemma is that we want to move back home to New England, where he would find a job in Boston doing something...but right now he's making awesome money. However I'm weary because he could be making horrible money in a couple months. So he's hesitant about looking for another job...because right now he's doing amazing. I don't want to crush his bubble or anything..lol. And he doesn't want to look for another job if this money income keeps coming. Ugh. Help

BαtMαɳ Secret Bat Cave, CA, United States 53489 posts
2nd Jul '13

Stability over everything.

Sara❥ 1 child; Sumter, South Carolina 8621 posts
2nd Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Elliot Grace's Mama:</b>" Would you rather have your dh be at a job that pays really good sometimes and really bad at other times, ... [snip!] ... to crush his bubble or anything..lol. And he doesn't want to look for another job if this money income keeps coming. Ugh. Help"</blockquote>




I'd be more comfortable with a consistent job. However, you could alway put more back when it's good to help cover when it's bad. It would probably be about the same as having a consistent paying job. KWIM?

nov.08mama TTC since Oct 2013; new york, ny, United States 359 posts
2nd Jul '13

Stability. without a doubt.

Elliot Grace (17 weeks) Due September 22; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 18104 posts
2nd Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting sαяα:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Elliot Grace's Mama:</b>" Would you rather have your dh be at ... [snip!] ... back when it's good to help cover when it's bad. It would probably be about the same as having a consistent paying job. KWIM?"</blockquote>



Yeah that's what we've been doing. I basically just want to
Move home lol fuckity

Elliot Grace (17 weeks) Due September 22; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 18104 posts
2nd Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting BαtMαɳ:</b>" Stability over everything."</blockquote>




Amen sista

Monsters² Mom 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Dahlgren, VA, United States 4679 posts
2nd Jul '13

I'd pick a stable reliable income honestly.

user banned SAN FRANCISCO, CA, United States 24574 posts
2nd Jul '13

Normally, I'd pick stability...but in this case, if he's doing something he loves and seems to be really good at...I would just make sure we tucked away some of this 'awesome money' so that we had a smooth transition into the off season, when money isn't flowing in.

tinana+2 TTC since Nov 2013; 2 kids; Armpit, of, Ireland 29526 posts
2nd Jul '13
Quoting BαtMαɳ:" Stability over everything."


:!: :cry:

laurenmik 3 kids; Aurora, Colorado 7212 posts
2nd Jul '13

With having kids? Stability. If it was just my husband and I, we could deal with a fluctuating income better.

Colt's mommy 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 20544 posts
2nd Jul '13

Well, honestly for me, I would look at the over all picture of how much he makes in a year. If he makes $90,000 over the whole year and enjoys the job, then that's great! We're great at saving. I mean, you know that he'll have an off season, so it's not like you can't prepare for it. Now, if he's making less than $60,000 per year, than that's a lot harder to save and live "regularly" during the off times.

Sara❥ 1 child; Sumter, South Carolina 8621 posts
2nd Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Elliot Grace's Mama:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting sαяα:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ... [snip!] ... paying job. KWIM?"</blockquote> Yeah that's what we've been doing. I basically just want to Move home lol fuckity"</blockquote>



Haha! Well, in tha case defiantly a consistent paying job is best. :D

3sACrowd 3 kids; Alaska 3325 posts
2nd Jul '13

Stability, always. DH is in the Military, and although it's not ideal nor an easy lifestyle, the benefits and stability is what keeps him in and keeps food on our table.

Elliot Grace (17 weeks) Due September 22; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 18104 posts
2nd Jul '13

Thanks everyone. I agree with stability.

kr.r 1 child; Dallas, TX, United States 8735 posts
2nd Jul '13

I'm right there with ya. DH's income fluctuates so much, it's insane. We're staring a search right now for a higher paying, reliable income position though, because for the past 2 months we haven't been able to pay all our bills without asking for help from his father (which we haaaaaate doing). We need to find one pronto. :x