It is not difficult to have a stable income being a teacher. Many times teacher supplement their income with work over the summer, if money becomes an issue. I am aware that teachers, depending on their school system, can have their pay dispersed over 12 months, which is more typical of most jobs or they can have it dispersed over 9 or 10 months. If you think that teaching is your passion, then that is what you should work toward. Money is important but having a job you enjoy is just as important, if not more. Try to find opportunities to work with children younger than yourself. For example, become a camp counselor, a volunteer at church teaching younger children about your religion, or volunteer with Junior Achievement. These would be helpful for determining if teaching is the right profession for you. I know others suggested substitute teaching, but you need a baccalaureate degree to do so. Once you earn the baccalaureate degree and become a teacher, you can earn more if you earn a Masters degree. So many possibilities. Good luck.