Thursday, August 16, 2007
Brandon's first day making money as a dentist!! Tuesday, August 14, 2007.
So, we didn't end up living off of credit cards for the past month afterall. We lived off of money from stocks we didn't know existed until recently that we had four years worth of uncollected dividends on. Thank you dearly departed Grandpa J! The money's about gone now, but Brandon will be getting his first dental paycheck soon!
Currently Brandon is working in the office of another dentist in Salt Lake City. He can only work half-days, so he is commuting an hour each way, five days a week for only four hours of work per day. He wants to open his own practice up here in Heber City. But when? Should he look for another part-time job at a Park City practice or just jump in and get a business loan and get his own practice started asap?? Either way, he will probably end up only working at this SLC practice for 2 or 3 half days a week soon. But he is learning a lot from the awesome dentist who owns the practice and is also making money:)
Home ownership is looking like it might be further off than previously planned. I am going to look at a couple houses in Heber today and tomorrow with my realtor, but renting is looking like a more feasible option suddenly. Proving income is hard as an independent contractor, the dentist B works with might consider putting him on salary (instead of a percentage of his production) for two months so we can get a home loan with a decent interest rate, but maybe not. Also, if we have to take out a business loan, a home loan at the same time isn't the most appealing idea. I spent all afternoon yesterday looking at rental homes in Park City (halfway between Heber and Salt Lake).
The lowdown: We need to make some money AND we need a new place to live by October. Cars may also become a factor since they are both having a few troubles and neither have snow tires or four wheel drive. Lots of change on the horizon.