Allow me to grossly generalize for a moment. If you’re a skydiver, you probably fall into one of two categories:
- You dream or dreamed of cutting away your day job.
- You have cut away your day job.
If you’re a #2 and went the work-on-a-DZ route, you know it’s feast or famine out there. Budgeting is the least sexy thing about living your dream and most of us suck at it. You’re rolling in cash after one good weekend, then wallowing in misery after 3 weathered out weeks in a row.
So, #2s, how did you learn to budget on a DZ contractor salary? Did you stash cash underneath your trailer mattress? Blow it all on jumps and beer, then regret it come winter?
Share your tales of woe, advice for #1s, and best money tips you’ve learned in the comments.
If you need to brush up, our resident life coach Melanie has addressed this sexiness a few times!