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its been awhile

April 14th, 2009 at 05:03 pm

Well, as the title says it has been awhile sine I last posted. I have been busy though.
I paid off my car. I was able to do it in only 18 months. I am very lucky that I have a job that allows enough in the budget to make the payments to do that. Now that that is finished I am focusing on my school loans. I should be able to pay them off or be very close by next March. At that time I am hoping to leave the great paying job and go back into Environmental Education and the paltry pay that goes with it. At least I will be happy if poor!
As a celebration for paying off my car I bought a watch. Its more than a timex but not as much as a Rolex. I was going to wait until next year but I wanted to celebrate and I just found out that I will be working at least three more weeks of overtime at work. The overtime was the deciding factor since I will make up the cost of the watch and then some and not lose momentum in paying off the school loans.
I have also started concerted effort to shop sales, and use coupons. So far in the last three weeks I have only bought a few things that weren't on sale or I used a coupon for. I have saved around 30% all told.
I know a lot of you guys pay yourselves for no spend days--well I am doing the opposite. I pay myself when I have a spend day. I am going to use that money as extra spending money when I go on vacation to Colorado next month

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