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Where the extra money went this month and some thougths to the future

April 29th, 2014 at 10:07 am

I had high hopes for banking the extra money this month, but instead paid off the following:

$785 stupid balance of Chase, now $0
$329.50 dental balance for DH's dental work 2013
$250.00 paid toward my tuition ($200 remains)
$250.00 prepaid Irish dance tuition
$250.00 to savings

I imagine I will try to bank as much of May's funds for savings with these little nagging things off of the plate.

We're contemplating hosting a foreign exchange student for the first semester of the next school year. There is a $1,000/monthly stipend which could defray the tuition for the high school to manageable. The details will follow; we're on the list of families interested. The student would be a girl entering junior year, and I've got one (a daughter going into 11th grade) so it might be a good fit.

And DH and I are considering a downsize in the next 18 months. My brother is in the process of annulment, pursuing a marriage to a fellow Catholic. They're proposed ideal place to live is Elmhurst because bro's GF would still be close to her parents and there is a train to the city. That means a downsize of 2,500 square feet to about 1,700 square feet. I yearn for a simpler life in a smaller house. This move would allow us to be mortgage free and own two properties outright.

Well, that is it. Back to hit the books. But I did want to share the financial aspects of life here.

5 Responses to “Where the extra money went this month and some thougths to the future”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    Are you saying you would move to Elmhurst? We'll definitely have to do lunch if that happens!

  2. Wife of the Deacon Says:

    No, I'd be in Westmont where his house is. He'd be in Elmhurst. But being so close we should meet up! Maybe invite Rachael from Naperville, too!

  3. CB in the City Says:

    That's what I was thinking! Maybe we could even get English Castle to come down from Milwaukee?

  4. Wife of the Deacon Says:

    Great idea!!

  5. snafu Says:

    We've had experience hosting International Students and would be happy to share information if you'll PM on SA forum link.

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