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September 19th, 2018 at 09:13 am

Hard to believe that 2018 4th Quarter is almost here!

A lot remains the same: husband still being extended at current employer and he is one of 4 people from ODN left. He had a prospect that didn't turn out into a solid offer; he now has another prospect at 10% less than his current pay. Because of the level of misery he's experiencing, if it happens I'm supportive of this.

Our two older ones have jobs and contribute financially (putting gas in cars and cooking two dinners a week). Our third turned 16 and is judicious with his spending and will look for a job at the end of soccer season.

My resume is finally updated and I've applied for four part-time jobs on line yesterday. I'm most comfortable in higher education, so that's where I've been looking. I was ready to put out resumes earlier in the month, then went out of town to deal with a family emergency so that delayed my original plans that are now finally executed. (I've rethought subbing mostly because I don't have the $100 required for license and fingerprinting).

We are dodging money bullets left and right. Car tire - $180. New car battery - $133. Back to school funds and sporting fees for 8th grader - $400. Soccer sports fee for high schooler - $225. New driver to the insurance policy - $60/month (though I offset that by dropping landline).

We remain paycheck to paycheck, but I am seeing an improvement in cash flow on 10/1 once we make final payment of property taxes and owe $3,400 to a bill that went to collections. I've renegotiated some medical bill payments down by 35%.

So there really isn't anything new. At all. But we are now really preparing to list our primary residence for sale and are doing well on our declutter and clear out. It's embarrassing how much stuff we've collected over the years. But the future is bright!

2 Responses to “Update”

  1. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Sounds like things are going well!

  2. rob62521 Says:

    Hope things work out job wise for both you and hubby. It sounds like you are working hard to keep on top of it. Your kids sound like smart cookies -- you've raised them well.

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