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  • Can I Afford to Quit My Job?

    U.S. News & World Report - 09/22/2011

    As the mother of an 18-month old son and full-time marketing consultant, Chrisanne Sternal, 36, says she’s constantly asking herself, “Who are you going to let down today?” Between setting up doctor’s appointments and juggling her own clients, Sternal feels like there’s never enough time. That’s why she’s considering quitting her job to become a stay-at-home mom. But first, Sternal, who lives in Fort Myers, Fla., is crunching numbers to see if her family can afford to live on her husband’s income alone.