Currently, I am working out of my home office. I often daydream about getting one of those big corporate jobs, using my degree and abilities to the full. I know I would definitely get higher pay by working outside the home, but would it really be more money in my pocket?

There are some additional expenses to consider. For starters, as I’m working from home we only have one car. Obviously, I would have some huge initial costs for getting back into the ‘real’ workforce. Let’s examine how costs associated with working at a corporate office compare to those of working from home, along with any benefits.

First, make a list of all the categories associated to having a job outside the home. (more…)