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Friday Life and Goals Update

life and goals update

Happy Friday everyone. Since we are already a quarter into this year, I though it was time for a life and goal update. We Have a Job! We are very excited this week because we found out that Jim actually has a job next year! Well, we knew could always go back into the classroom, but that would have been a huge cut in pay. His current job was based on a new state education bill that has since been repealed, along with his position. (Love it when politicians make rules about stuff they have no clue about) Anyway, he did such a great job last year that his superiors created a job for him that will be 80% school administration and 20% working to train quality teachers throughout our region. He also got a small bump in pay, so did I say how happy we are? His job will require some long hours and travel, and it’s dang hard to get our kiddo to and from where she needs to be when he’s busy and I have to work. I could cut my hours, but I feel like it’s only been a short while since we’ve been firing on ...

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Eyes On The Dollar 20/20 Roundup#34-Being Normal

With tragic events happening, like those this week in Boston,it’s hard to go about my normal routine without seeming callous or pointless. I really feel like I should be doing something meaningful, but in a way maybe going about my routine is meaningful? Life goes on, whether evil people do bad things or not, so maybe the way to win is to appreciate each day, but not to let things beyond our control take take too much away from our normal everyday lives. Regardless, my thoughts and prayers are with all the victims of this week, and I hope they can find a way to find hope and peace. In some lighter and happier news, Jim did get the new job he interviewed for earlier this week. It will be a 57% increase in salary but a 100% decrease in job security. Can’t have everything right? We are very excited for this new chapter in our lives. This week also marked a huge milestone in our journey to financial independence as we paid off all of our student loans. Jim’s payment has varied over the years, but I’ve been sending $302/month for almost 13 years, and while it was hard ...

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