Originally Posted by Oxilon
It's more to get ahead than anything. It's just between gas, rent, loans, and bills, I don't have all that much money to spend for myself. It's really frustrating, and (knock on wood), I'm always one massive car failure away from being pretty broke for a few weeks. So, yeah, it's to get ahead and to have a little money on the side in case of emergencies.
I had a friend who looked to pick up a part time job because her expenses were growing. She applied at coffee shops and other novelty shops that she could work nights or weekends. After a month or so of search she decided it wasn't worth it.
I understand the feeling. Its almost like you never feel like you are getting ahead. The only issue is the opportunity cost of a second job. The money sure will be nice, but the time you have to give up may be more costly. And you also have to figure that you won't be making as much as you would hope. I liked the idea of cutting cost and seeing where that will lead you to. I think if your able to do that and get things in order after a while you may not need to work a second job, or you may find out that you do need it. To be honest getting off work at 5 and having nothing to do is much better than getting off at 5 and having a second job to go to.