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Job update

January 30th, 2014 at 08:44 pm

Haven't been posting very well lately. Most of you may have seen that my current boss was going to cut his hours, which obviously cuts my hours. One of my co-workers let me know about a part time job. It is at our local District Court. I got the job! And I start on Monday, February 3rd! I'm so excited! It is very part time, but that's okay. They offered me $1.00 more than what I am making at the law firm. Then when I talked to my boss at the firm, he matched it. Woo hoo!

In March, I will also start working at our YMCA's daycare. My son can also come with me after 5:00. So, I'll be getting paid and have my son there! Smile It doesn't start until 3:00 in the afternoon and I will be off work at my other two jobs every day by 2:00, except for the first Monday and Tuesday, and fourth Monday every month.

In the end, I will be making more then what I make now!!!! It seems like everytime our family has a set back, God gives us an even bigger blessing! Smile

Can't wait to start the new job on Monday!!

Online earnings

January 22nd, 2014 at 09:18 pm

Since my hours will be cut back drastically in less than a month I decided to see what online surveys were all about. Earned $10.72! :-)

Losing income

January 15th, 2014 at 08:29 pm

I work for an attorney. He is county attorney of two counties and he also works at a private office with two other attorneys. I work at his private office. He told me today that he is going to be doing estates only and will be working out of one of his county offices so that he doesn't have any overhead expenses. He wants me to handle his estates, but that doesn't leave me with much of an income. I am wanting to stay working for him so that I can have that small income and basically work my own hours. I would also like to find another part time job that cover the rest of my income and be off by 2:30 every afternoon so that we can cut out daycare costs. I'm not sure that this is really realistic, but I guess this is my chance to try and find something that works more with the hours I want.

I'm a little excited to be able to be home with my son, but worried about income. UGH!!

Expenses for the year (outside of our monthly budget)

January 8th, 2014 at 12:43 pm

Fiance and I looked at some expenses we will have this year that are not monthly, just one time/once a year expenses. This is what we have

Surgery: $4,500.00
Recovery time from work: $5,500.00
College Books - Spring term: $100.00
Dress Shopping: $300.00
Cousins baby shower gift: $20.00
Sisters baby shower: $400.00
Sisters baby shower gift: $200.00
Retreat for marriage prep: $360.00
Roof: $1,500.00
Trip out of town for cousins bachelorette party: $200.00
Daughters birthday: $200.00
Fiance's vehicle registration: $200.00
Wedding gift to friends: $50.00
Lincoln trip for cousins wedding: $300.00
Wedding gift to cousin: $50.00
Sons birthday party: $250.00
Vacation: $500.00
My vehicle registration: $200.00
Christmas: $500.00
My Roth IRA: $5,500.00
Fiance's Roth IRA: $5,500.00

WOW! That's $26,330.00!! So much stuff going on this year! And I guess we decided to wait on gutters until we do siding, which will hopefully be next year!

I said I wanted to purchase my college books for this semester last weekend, but I will do it today. Hopefully it comes in under that $100.00!

Weekend To-Do List

January 4th, 2014 at 07:35 am

Take down Christmas decorations []
Clean kitchen []
Organize/fold kids clothes []
Fold my clothes []
Take FOCUS "test" (for marriage prep) []
Second marriage prep meeting with our priest []
Going to get the hair done []
Make pottery pot with daughter []
Order college books []

Not a huge to-do list this weekend!

More Christmas gifts

January 2nd, 2014 at 08:51 pm

Late presents I got. The Advocare 24 day challenge for Christmas! I am going to look through the guide tonight. I hope to lose 10 pounds before I have to be in my cousins wedding on June 28th and lose 20 pounds before my wedding on September 13th. My Grandma is giving us her treadmill because she never uses it. That will make it so easy to do a couple miles a day!

And I have some Jillian Michael's videos I can do. My aunt also has a video that she really likes.

I don't stick to workouts very well though, we'll see how this goes!

My fiance and I lost a son August, 2010 due to Anencephaly. This is where he did not get enough folic acid from me in the very early stages of pregnancy. Anyway, my mom gave me a bracelet that has that has charms inside a glass circle. The charms are a heart that says "In Memory of" and then a "J" for his name with diamonds, a little kid with his months birth stone, and a cross. It was sooo lovely. Smile

Had the best Christmas yet!

2014 Goals

January 2nd, 2014 at 01:51 pm

2014 Goals

Monthly savings = $500.00/month: $6,000.00
Cash flow fiance’s shoulder surgery: $4,500.00
Cash flow fiance’s time off for surgery: $5,500.00
New roof: $2,000.00
Gutters: $1,500.00
Sons college savings: $715.00
Daughters college savings: $1,815.00
Sons personal savings: $315.66
Encourage daughter to do 2 chores every day she is with us
Have my three youngest siblings over for 1 chore/week
Get married!
Read a book to my son every other day
Read book to daughter every day we have her
Max out retirements
Graduate with my Associate's Degree!

2013 Review

January 2nd, 2014 at 01:44 pm

2013 Review

Fully funded the emergency fund: $12,000.00
Got engaged on 3/30/13
Paid cash for fiancé to buy a pick up: $3,000.00
Started spend/save/give with daughter
Had our healthy baby boy!
Cash flowed my maternity leave: $1,500.00
Fully funded my Roth IRA: $5,500.00
Savings balance: $1,776.91 ($100.00 minimum balance)
Paid my car off!
Daughter’s savings: $40.00 (this is just a guess)
Son’s savings: $115.00
College for daughter: $1,515.00
College for son: $415.00
Got through two more college classes