I've became father and things got tight on money immediately, even though I had a raise of 33% in April of 2018. I recently took some classes in front-end development to do some freelance work potentially (did not finish those just yet).
But that mindset allowed me to look at my current job differently. And I've seen some opportunity to dramatically reduce copy/paste time and I started developing those with some degree of success (most of the features I'm able to do or had already done).
I estimate that it will save 10-30% of working time for department of 7 people which is seriously understaffed and we will be able to focus on more complex priorities.
Of course I want more money. How would you approach negotiating with your boss on that issue? I work in oilfield service company with very bad balance sheet.
Edit: I realised something important too. Those processes I own now and it will be harder to replace me with someone else.