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I Got My Dream Job!

I’m going to keep this short and sweet, as I really need to watch the latest episode of The Mindy Project. According to my girl Erin, Schmidt’s on it. Like, New Girl’s Schmidt. He’s not playing Schmidt, but the actor Max Greenfield is on The Mindy Project and I’m pumped.

Late last summer, I announced on this blog that I was taking a year to freelance full-time. I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to make anything of it, but I had to take a shot. Now, just eight months later, I am re-entering the traditional workforce. Kinda.

While my new job is a full-time endeavor with salary and benefits and all that jazz (dream job requirement #1), it’s non-traditional in the sense that I still don’t have to wear pants to work. (I love Chipotle too much to have a stripper’s body, but thankfully that’s not the only pants-less profession.) People who work from home, like me (dream job requirement #2), are lucky enough to not have to wear any specific clothing items. This is made less hot by the fact that showering is also deemed unnecessary on a regular basis.

So thus far we’ve checked off two of my dream job must-haves — the stability of a full-time gig and the flexibility of working from home. Sounds great, right? Well, it gets better. Because it is…drumroll, please…


I’m a full-time writer. Even if you think “freelancer” is code for “unemployed”, I’m still a writer in your eyes. It’s like, my official title. I’m a legit, honest-to-god writer for a large finance site. It’s been about a week since I accepted the job and I’m still smiling like a dork every time I think about it.

Now onto the other news. Because I’m writing full-time about finance, I’m transitioning away from RDS. I don’t want to give up writing in my free time, but I don’t want to write exclusively about money either. I do want to switch over to a lifestyle-type blog in the near future, but I’m going to take some time off from blogging for now. When I set up a lifestyle site, I’ll write another post here letting you know the URL.

Until then, I’m still available to chat via Twitter and email.

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Erin Thompson

Erin Thompson spent years managing her own blog about budgeting and debt. Because of that, she has great insights not only about managing spending and borrowing but also about running websites profitably. When she's not writing articles for us, she's traveling and looking for new types of wines to try.
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