Saturday, September 10, 2011

food for finance: tj and his dj

(healthy) food for finance is a column where we talk about how fitness and finance correlate with each other. join us on our journey to be both physically and financially fit.

It is so strange how things work out. How God acts in His mysterious ways. We're coming up on a year that we've really been tackling our financial plan to become completely debt-free. For the last few years, Kyle and I applied for part-time jobs. Nothing panned out. Nobody even called us in for an interview. We thought if we had part-time jobs, we could apply more money to our debt snowball. Right when we completed baby step 2, a part time job landed in Kyle's lap. How crazy is it that this happened after we were debt-free except the house?!

Meet your trivia jockey and disc jockey!

That's right! Kyle now hosts a live trivia show 2 nights a week. He's been doing this since last February. Basically, his old manager at his "day job" was moving and asked Kyle if he wanted to take over his shows (or maybe Kyle asked him) and voila!! Kyle works for a company called Challenge Entertainment where he gets all the questions for the shows.

Here is how it works in case you've never been to a live trivia show. Kyle reads a question, then plays a song while the team comes up with an answer. (This is where I come in. Every week I make the music playlists for the night.) You have to have your answer in before the song is over. He then reads the answer. Whoever has the most points at the end of the night wins! It is free to play and the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners all get gift cards to the restaurant. Win-Win.  

Our friends have come out a couple of times to play. Team name: Shut the Front Door.  

I come to the shows some...depends on the week. This part-time job has helped us with baby step 3 or whatever unexpected emergency that comes up. And what a cool part time job! Much better than delivering pizzas or bagging groceries. Kyle really enjoys it and he has some serious teams that come out every week. They are hard core trivia players. He's met some pretty cool folks as well. It is something he enjoys doing week after week. Come on out if you're in the area! This job is another reason why it wasn't that hard for us to cut our cable. We're so busy now-a-days, especially with trivia. Any free time we have goes towards running. Did I mention Kyle is training for the St. Jude MARATHON?! Who has time for t.v? Well, maybe Kyle does on the weekends. It is football season after all.

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