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May 6th, 2017 at 09:32 am

School year 2017-2018 is as follows:

1) Lost one $3,500 scholarship for the high schooler (apparently having one child in parochial high schools is far less financially detrimental than having two parochial high schoolers)

2) Younger daughter is attending a public out of state college and was just notified our state has a reciprocity agreement and she is now considered in-state, shaving $6,000 off of her tuition. Happy dance

3) I am officially out of school. There was a changing of the guards (admin) at the seminary and several of my friends who lived in student housing were adversely impacted. Enough to make me wonder about corporate values trumping Christian values at a seminary.

General money minutia

1) Still tracking spending. Not spending much. What is spending is pretty much according to category caps. I'm done with couponing and am loyal to Aldi's.

2) Paid $4,000 to property taxes and $3,700 remaining tuition for May > this means money-budge lockdown.

3) Older three kids are earning money. Oldest child got a $5,000 settlement from the dog bite in January. She is still working as a nanny plus her income from modeling. Younger daughter is fairly busy with the babysitting and making about $15 an hour. Oldest son is working in lawn care is making $40-$50 a weekend. He has a PNC Virtual Wallet with a debit card and is fairly judicious in his spending.

4) Cleaning out and decluttering in general. Planning on a major move West three years earlier than originally planned.

Hope that everyone is enjoying a day of Spring with sunshine and flowers!

5 Responses to “Updates”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    That's great news on the college tuition. I wish that had been the case with our older daughter, but we accept that her college is where she is suppose to be.

  2. Bluebird Says:

    Sorry you lost the scholarship, but you always do a great job adjusting to the unexpected. What are your plans for work/part time work, if any?

  3. scottish girl Says:

    Great news about tuition!

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Sorry about losing that scholarship, but great news on the tuition.

    Saddest thing about working at a place like a seminary or church affiliated place -- when power and money still seem to reign supreme. Very discouraging.

  5. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    I hope you were able to help the friends. I don't know if anything run as a business for profit can be really free from "profits". I would think a seminary should be a non-profit school. But what do I know?

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