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Ouch! - trinalin thinks things through
trinalin
trinalin
Ouch!
Yesterday I mailed off the credit card payment which included my last big semester at university. That took out nearly all of my savings, so this is as poor as I've been since, well, since I don't remember when. (Probably since I used to travel to England every year or so. Amazing how much money I got into savings when I stopped flying there each summer. Heh.) But there are many good things in this too.

  • As I said, it was my last big payment. After this semester are 3 more semester hours which I'll pay over 2 or 3 semesters. (And this semester I paid for 7 semester hours).

  • I have paid for my Masters program WITHOUT taking out a loan. I am very proud of myself for that.

  • When I called the folks to whimper (in a not very serious way) they invited me around for wine time and the watching of the Inauguration Parade. It was fun.

  • Yesterday amazon.com sent me $50 worth of gift certificates for paying for my college bill with my amazon.com credit card. :-) I only spent $5 over that to order lots of fun books. (And I'm only $400 away from another $25 gift cert.)

  • In my preliminary work on my taxes (still waiting on forms from lame-os Wooster and Ohio) it looks like I'll be getting a refund again. Woot!

  • Heck, this summer I updated my bathroom big time which was a great use of money in savings.


So, although my savings account looks pretty pathetic right now, I'm very fortunate that I'll be able to start saving again now that my Masters Program is finishing up. And next year, when I'm done with the program, I'll move sideways on the pay scale at work and get a bit more money. (I'm envisioning a successful Masters Thesis. It's the only way to envision it.) Yay!

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perfectchichi From: perfectchichi Date: January 21st, 2009 11:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Something for me to look forward to in the future. Seminary, Yay!

I still have 1yr and a half left of my undergrad. I do love doing research and not writing papers.
ravenskyewalker From: ravenskyewalker Date: January 22nd, 2009 12:47 am (UTC) (Link)
I have paid for my Masters program WITHOUT taking out a loan. I am very proud of myself for that.

In these times, where everyone seems to use credit without having actual money behind it, you should indeed be proud! YAY, TRINA!

I started to share my financial anxieties (bleah, this economy!), but deleted it all, because it wouldn't have been fair to the optimism of this post. ;-)

(I'm envisioning a successful Masters Thesis. It's the only way to envision it.)

That's exactly the right attitude! *grin*
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