Income+
What you need to do before quitting your job
Tan Jee Yee | 08 Sep 2017 00:30
There was once a time when Esther Leong wouldn’t hesitate to order a glass of iced hazelnut mocha in her favourite café.
 
Now, as the lifestyle writer sits with FocusM to relate her situation, she orders a glass of filtered water. “My days of buying expensive coffee is behind me. Temporarily, I hope,” she says with a hint of forlornness.

Leong is in a bit of financial trouble. She is jobless and the little freelance writing work she managed to hunt down isn’t paying her fast enough. Her savings are quickly being depleted by rent, bills and her car loan.

A publication may have just offered her a job, but unless she asks her parents for some help, Leong will not have enough to keep her room and feed herself sufficiently for another month.

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