Our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy have changed.

By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to the new Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

21 of 46
BACKNEXT
Sarah Prechtl: Pulling double duty
Sarah Prechtl: Pulling double duty
Sarah Prechtl (left) is taking on extra work so she doesn't have to cut back.
Environmental graphic designer, 23, Walnut Creek, Calif.

I am privileged enough to have a full-time job that I love and also get paid a decent salary for my age. But I also live in the most expensive part of the most expensive state of the US: the Bay Area.

Instead of giving up many of the luxuries I love or not being able to save money for a home I'd like to be able to buy in the near future, I have opted to go another route and take on extra work as a freelance graphic designer to make up for the extra money I'm putting toward the hike in gas and grocery prices.

So I might not be strapped for cash, but I am strapped for time...and my sanity!

NEXT: Erin Hoagland: Everything going up
Last updated September 25 2008: 3:44 PM ET
 
iReport
iReport
iReport.com: Your money
How is the economy affecting your everyday life? Tell us about how your money situation has changed - or stayed the same - in the last few months. What's your biggest economic worry? Send us your photos and videos, or email us and share your story.
 
More Galleries
Five most expensive cars sold at Pebble Beach These classic cars went for seven figure sums at the world's premier classic car event. More
Seats that move! Rain! Movie-watching goes beyond 3D How can movie theaters compete when many prefer to watch streaming video from their own comfy couches? Some hope a new interactive technology will lure audiences with immersive effects. More
15 cool cars for sale at Pebble Beach While these events are best known for seven-figure classics, just about everything crosses the block at Pebble Beach. More

Special Offer