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What I'd been up to.

April 16th, 2010 at 07:49 pm

Hi friends! I have not posted lately because I've been enjoying reading all your posts. Well as of yesterday, technically, we surpassed the $75K savings goal, but we will have to tap into our savings in the summer (both my husband and I are employed 10 months out of the year). We each have another 4 paychecks left until June 30, which is the end of the school year for the both of us. I'm hoping to be able to save an additional $2,000.00 by then. My goal is to only use $10K in the summer; that is to cover some expenses for home repairs, college tuition for our son, an insurance premium and one graduate course (my last class). Our mortgage will be covered by the proceeds of our rental house. My husband is planning to put in for summer work and I think he'll get it. I will have to put off continuing taking courses next year because our teachers' union agreed to a salary freeze. We also agreed on no tuition reimbursement and pay 1.5% of our health benefits. I have no regrets voting "yes" for the contract ratification. In this economy, we all have to give a little.

I spend $65 on Zumba CDs. I hear is a lot of fun and I really need to get my body moving somehow. I'm also going to follow Weight Watchers point system. I've done it before and I've manage to shed a lot weight doing it. I'm hoping to make some lifestyle changes. On another note, I'm currently on Chapter 3 of my thesis. I'm making progress; I can't wait until I'm done. I'm also doing well using Swagbucks, so far I've earned 11 $5 giftcards from Amazon.

I hope you all have a great and blessed weekend.

2 Responses to “What I'd been up to.”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    Congratulations on meeting your savings goal! good job!!

  2. Jerry Says:

    That is a great accomplishment and I hope that the summer leads to keeping your goal. You are wise to plan ahead with the bills (tuition, insurance, etc.) and know what you can spend over the break! Also, good luck with that last graduate course...
    Jerry

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