This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of BMO Harris Bank N.A. Member FDIC. All opinions are 100% mine.
As many of you know almost 2 years ago we took the plunge to move across the country. My husband is a worship leader and after working as a part time worship leader and part time real estate agent, he is now a full time worship leader here in Wisconsin! Not only are we away from family, but we are across the country from them. It gets hard at times, but we really love the area we are in and our church!
This was our first house here in Wisconsin. We moved after just 4 months of living here, so we could have a little more space, then we finally bought the house we are in now! It has been a stressful two years to say the least! One of the biggest changes we made though was with my husband’s job. We were quite used to working off commission and getting a lump sum at once, and then going a while without nothing…. it was stressful at times, and kinda fun at others. We were used to it though. It’s all we ever knew as a married couple!
Fast forward 6 years and now he is working a 40 hour a week job with vacation. Total game changer. When you don’t get “extra money” or unexpected commission checks anymore you have to think a lot further into the future. You have to figure out what you need, what you want, and how to spend it wisely. It’s a serious thought process. We were AWFUL at budgets when we first moved here… it had just never been our way of life (budgets on commissions is not an easy task!). After sitting down and writing everything out we have been able to adjust and hopefully taking a few life steps forward!
Sometimes it’s hard to change jobs, sometimes it’s easy, but you almost always have to make some changes and adjust. This week on the BMO Harris Bank Scavenger Hunt Sweepstakes you can learn a few financial tips on getting a new job while you enter for a chance to win $1,000, umm… yes please!.
Now just follow these simple steps:
– Click on the Red Bubble where it says to enter week 2
– Follow the on screen instructions and click on the “+ sign” to read through this week’s financial tips
– When you are finished a form for you to fill out and enter for a chance to win this weeks sweepstakes will pop up. Fill that out and you are done!
This week you can enter for a chance to win a prize of $1,000 starting at 12pm CT on 2/24/2014 through 11:59 CT on 3/3/2014. The Drawing will be held on 3/6/2014
Super easy right?? Have you ever had a big chance in jobs that took some getting used to? Leave your story in the comments!