This is a question for any people who have been in the following siutation or can offer some serious advice.
I am married with a 17 month old daughter and a house. Wife works part time and I right now am making about $18/hr in the flooring industry. We have a comfortable living, not beyond our means but also not with thousands of dollars left at the end of the month.
I know coming into the HVAC industry, after school, that it is reasonable to guess around $12-$13 starting out which will be a decent downgrade in pay from where we are now. I know it will all be worth it in the end as this will be a career and right now flooring is just a job.
So my question is this, does anyone have advice where to cut corners or how to better budget when taking a pay cut or has anyone gotten into HVAC and taken a pay cut and how did it work out. I am sure it won't be a big deal and with some extra caution and responsability we will be fine.....but any advice is appriciated.