I am tired of this “check is in the mail” economy struggle.
My clients have work. I have plenty of work. My IC’s have plenty of work, and we are diligent in our invoicing and billing. We work hard and generate the income. But when the check is in the mail economy rears its ugly head every month, it makes taking care of our own very difficult.
That money we had saved has been used to cover expenses. That 401K has become grocery money for many. The only market we check out is the grocery market.
All because of the check is in the mail economy.
If all of the checks in the mail were to show up tomorrow, we all may just be able to pay our mortgage, buy our groceries, take care of our utilities and other bills, and possibly put a little back into our 401K or other retirement plan.
Until then, when the phone rings and it is our credit card company or other bill calling us – we just tell them that we are working hard, we are cutting costs, we are eating macaroni and cheese five nights a week and the other two its eggs (they come in bulk you know – 12 in a carton) and that because of our wonderful economy we have a legitimate excuse – the check is in the mail and we are waiting for it too!!