Tuesday, April 29, 2014

What a difference a month makes

As I adjust to my new job and prepare to move into my new home on Saturday, I wanted to pop in with a few more updates. Just because I haven't blogged doesn't mean I haven't been excited about working on my financial situation! Trust me, I've been pretty uprooted this month, mostly in the name of finance.

I moved out of my apartment so a sub leaser could take over my rent. That meant extra money for me, even though I still haven't moved into my place yet. What have I been doing in between? I stayed with my parents for a week and have bouncing around to dog sitting jobs. As great as the extra money can be, the lack of routine and not having my own kitchen has lead me to spend much more money on coffee and meals. I've been living out of my car while I bounce from home to home and it's been a bit hectic.

After working from home for the past year and a half, my new job is quite the adjustment. It's fast-paced, interesting and challenging. I absolutely love what I do and the people I work with so it's a wonderful adjustment to make.

Another big adjustment, especially for the sake of this blog, is that my new income is higher. That paired with moving into a house with roommates for lower rent, I will really be able to really crack down on debt for the first time in a long time. This has made some changes in my perspective on money and I can't wait to write more about it.

I have found it hard to write about my finances when it felt like no progress was being made. That is all about to change and I couldn't be more excited. I have big goals and I finally feel like I'm in a position to get out of this hole without living on a super-strict, unrealistic budget. 

I'm not on track to accomplish my original 2014 goal of paying off $20,000 in debt this year but that doesn't mean I can't try to get close!

2 comments:

  1. I'm excited for you girl! YAY for a new, higher-paying job and being ready to tackle your goals! :)

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  2. Great changes for you! I'm trying to pay down some debt too so I love reading your posts!

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