I didn’t say “best way”. I said better way. There is a difference. Yes, money runs my life as money makes the world go round, figuratively. Many of my colleagues make more than I do as they have been teaching longer than I have at the school. The median teaching salary is about $85k. Is 26 paychecks really that much better for people than 24? How is it easier to save money when you have less of it for 10 months out of 12? Again, I try to avoid touching my tutoring money at all costs because of goals 5, 6, and 7. Now I will have to and I don’t like that.