I get my money as an allowance from my father. I call it my salary. No, I've not done any fixed part time jobs to earn my allowance. But once in a while, I write for advertisers in blog and I get paid.
I will save up before hand. When I'm buying something that's expensive, I always make sure that when I buy the item, I would still have the same amount or more money than I spent on it. That's so that my money doesn't get finished,
Having a strong work ethic and being hardworking in work is indeed crucial. Strong work ethics include being on time, having proper communication skills, problem-solving skills. A mixture of these strong work ethics and hard work would reap great benefits. You automatically become a very important asset in your company. And when you slowly climb the ladder of success, you will be noticed and rewarded. :)
The current economic climate.. Not too bad for us Malaysians.. As of yesterday, Malaysia has become more competitive according to analysis, from rank 18 all the way to 10. That's a good way to start the second half of 2010. Things will get better. But before this, during the inflation period, the earning power wasnt too good. Although at the time the inflation didn't really show any conspicuous effect on my life, we didn't change our outlook on the future. Because that's how inflation works. Bad inflation. After a couple of years, back to normal or economy gets even better.
Doctor. Doctors are always needed. They have become comparable to God sometimes that they are really really important in saving lives. People are going to always fall sick. Thus, doctors will always be in demand.
Engineers. In this era of modern globalisation, we're constantly trying to control the environment in newer ways and produce machines that make work'll faster and easier. This is where engineers play a role.
Lawyers. They're going to always find a way to put you into trouble. And you have to get another one to get yourself out of it. It's a cycle of its own.
I think these three jobs are cool because it is only difficult for them to deteriorate at times of crises.