how do I have more money now?

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  1. Jabber1990

    Jabber1990 Road Train Member

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    when I was over the road I was making MORE money and taking home more money than I am now, but I was living paycheck to paycheck and got off the road penniless

    now doing some local work making nowhere near as much and having thousands of dollars more in expenses that I didn't have when I was OTR....I actually have money now and have more of it, so ...how does that work?
     
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  3. Big Road Skateboard

    Big Road Skateboard Road Train Member

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    You didn't manage your $$ very well
     
  4. LTLTRUCKDRIVER

    LTLTRUCKDRIVER Light Load Member

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    You pay for everything when your OTR.... Food, Showers, parking, entertainment....
     
  5. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    I didn't go to mind reading school, so I need to know are you a driver, owner or something else?
     
  6. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    I dunno how, but I had more money OTR.
     
  7. TheLoadOut

    TheLoadOut Road Train Member

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    Money
    Get away
    Get a good job with more pay and you're okay
    Money
    It's a gas
    Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash
     
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  8. austinmike

    austinmike Road Train Member

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    Only The Shadow knows ……….
     
  9. Kyle G.

    Kyle G. Road Train Member

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    I don’t know, but whatever you do, don’t get married. You’re welcome!
     
  10. Flat Earth Trucker

    Flat Earth Trucker Road Train Member

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    If there is a a woman in your life, then this could account for up to 76% of your outgoing expenses.

    Prices may vary according to location.

    You should read the paper print out of your bank statements and look for expenditures that seem peculiar.

    Once, I noticed $12 was being siphoned off each month, and it was from an Amazon Prime deal I never signed up for. A new debit card halted that little issue.

    With all these scams on and offline, you really need to pay attention. I do this by checking my account balance fairly often.

    Other ways scammers leech onto your finances is via POS skimmers at merchants. There's even devices that can acquire your debit card information by merely being close to you. An RFID blocking wallet can aid in this endeavor.

    The only other suggestions I can make is to identify frivolous spending and cut it out.

    Hope this helps.
     
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