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Update and Gratefulness

May 3rd, 2019 at 09:32 am

Three more paychecks to go until the end of my work contract. I submitted my resignation letter back in December in order to receive the contractual sick time payout of $60 per day and to be fair to the district as it is very difficult to find replacement for the subject matter I teach. The other day, a student told me that she's really going to miss me and I felt special. : )

Things are going to according to our plans with a few financial setback but nothing that we cannot handle. I'm actually glad that those setbacks are actually happening now when I am still producing an income.

We should be getting a health insurance payout at the end of the year since my husband opted out. I am not sure how we will handle the insurance and sick time payout. I am either paying a few mortgage payments on our Florida house or partially fund my Roth IRA.

$9K Savings goal:
As of today: $4,335.00

Lastly, I will say that the older I get the more grateful I've become. I am grateful for our frugal lifestyle that has allowed us to financially do many things I never thought possible. Our frugality was never perfect, but steady enough to keep us navigating choppy waters and persevere. Frugality is not for the faint of heart; it is a difficult journey full of sacrifices, but surely worth it.

2 Responses to “Update and Gratefulness ”

  1. veronak Says:

    Aw that was really nice of the student to share with you his/her feelings. I’m sure you ROCK as an instructor.
    Way to go on the savings goal. Regarding gratefulness, I started late in the game with living frugally, however, I understand fully what you mean. The more I continue on this journey, the more thankful I am.

  2. rob62521 Says:

    How sweet of the student to tell you that. It does make a difference in how you feel when you are appreciated.

    Grateful is good -- I know as I sit in our small home and reflect -- DH and I were talking about it the other day. Our home is not huge, fancy, or new. But we have fixed it to our liking and we both agreed it was the nicest house either one of us has ever lived in. We feel very fortunate.

    You are right, frugality isn't for sissies! It takes stamina and will power and the ability to do without things.

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