Is it not amazing that despite their having a wealth of skills and knowledge that our dear teachers are still struggling to make the end meet?
The question then is: do they have the right knowledge or is there something missing in the knowledge they have.
Being a teacher myself, I realized that the second question is where the problem lies.
Teachers, like 95% of the human population lack in Financial Literacy. You need to be financially literate in this 21st century. You need to know the cashflow quadrant: Employee, Self-Employed, Business Owner, Investor.
Teachers need to understand that they need "to mind their own business" while doing their job. I will encourage all my fellow teachers to go their local library and grab a copy of "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" by Robert Kiyosaki or to any book store for that matter. It will open their eyes and they will see how to use their talents.
I have been a real estate investor and agent while teaching, I have sold merchandises on Craig's list generation $320.00 within an hour. I joined affiliates marketing networks. Network marketing work and is one of the best business model. As teachers at time we are inhibited by "academia", we analyze( which is not bad), but we overanalyze and fall into "analysis paralysis"
We are in the 21st century and as teachers you need to recognize your value and set the bar high on what you are worth. This is America the land of plenty. You will see, what you condition your mind to see. You will get, what you condition your mind to get!