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December 13th, 2016 at 05:42 pm

Starting this post with really good news; my DS#2 has officially completed the course load and today is his last day of college. Graduation is in May; not so shabby for a kid that had no intentions of going to college after high school graduation. There are no student loans to pay as we have cash flowed our sons' college education. We have much to be grateful for.

Thursday is payday and I've already set up a Roth IRA contribution. This electronic contribution will officially bring me down to under $2K to fully fund it. If I am able to fully fund it, this will be the first time ever since I opened the Roth.

We also had to fill the heating oil tank a few days ago. That was a $360 fill but I'm not complaining since the last time we filled the tank was late March. Hoping and praying for a milder winter this year but predictions state otherwise. We will also have a little break from paying car insurance. I'm making the last policy payment December 21st. The policy renews again in March. Auto insurance is our highest bill at almost $800 a month for 8 months of the year. We still have a risky driver but he is now contributing the whole amount to ensure his car.

I have to buy a few things for Christmas as we are hosting my hubby's family on Christmas Day. Another 7 workdays and off until January 2nd! (much needed break)

Well, that's it, I hope you have a great work week.

7 Responses to “Updates”

  1. alice4now Says:

    Congrats to your DS for completing college, what a wonderful feeling for you all! And finishing the program without student loans, that's a super head start for your son.

  2. Carol Says:

    Congratulations to you and your Don! Wonderful news!

  3. CB in the City Says:

    Congratulations to your son!

  4. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    Congratulations to you and your family! Best wishes for the new grad!

  5. snafu Says:

    Please pass along congratulations to DS, truly a major milestone. Wonderful that you were able to cash flow college costs.
    Also grand that your high risk driver is able to pay his acceleration portion of vehicle insurance. That responsibility is a huge step in awareness of the costs of being an adult. Finally, I think it's grand that you will likely be able to fully fund your ROTH. Adding $ 2K in December in a feat few of us can do comfortably. Take a bow for extra ordinary, financial management!

  6. rob62521 Says:

    Congrats to DS #2 for finishing college! Yahoo!

    Yay to you for contributing to your Roth. Hope you can fully fund it, but at least you are saving...so many aren't saving anything.

  7. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Congratulations to your DS and you too!

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