6 Weeks Notice

I did it! Finally gave my notice at PT job after having talked about it since January! I’m done there the last week of May. It was such a great PT job when I was living at home in my parents’ basement as a single lady, but now that I’ve moved outside of town in the other direction and I’d like to spend time at home with BF it isn’t as convenient for me anymore.

We’ve already discussed that this means I’ll have roughly $300 less coming in a month which I can make up for a bit from FT JOB. We said we’d see how it goes for the first few weeks and if I find myself in over my head we’ll take another look at the household bills and figure something out.

I really hope I can still stay motivated to pay down my debt with less income and I am so excited to be able to finally have my summer evenings off after working retail since I was 16!

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April 2015 Debt Update

Taking a break from overtime and broadcasting to you LIVE from my desk at work. I’ve been really pushing the overtime this week to save up for a few appointments I have coming up and also to help replenish my savings account. My Visa took a small hit when I went away for a hockey tournament but come on, every girl needs to treat herself to 5 for $15 undies at an outlet once in a while!

Debt as of April 18th, 2015

Visa: $3,760.35

Student Line of CREDIT: $8,493.36

TOTAL: $12,253.71

Overall not bad! Down $453.67 from last debt update :). I have a few DIY projects planned for this month. Unfortunately not including the half bathroom 😦 BF and I went outside to BBQ on the weekend and one of the support posts on the deck was lying on the ground beside it so that really needs to be addressed ASAP. Oh well! Everything will get done in time 🙂

DYI Home Renovations

I can’t believe it! Spring is almost here, and to me that brings on the desire to change or spruce up my living quarters every year. BF and I discussed it and this year we DEFININTELY need a new deck or one of these days someone is going to fall right through ours! We also would really like to install a half bathroom in our currently laundry room. I have offered to pay for the bathroom (within reason) and BF will be paying for the deck, we will be doing the majority of the work ourselves and buying our own fixtures. The only thing we’ll need to hire someone for is to run the plumbing and I know that can get costly so we’re going to get a few quotes from a few different companies.

Here’s where I need your help! Do you guys have any home renovation DIY tips??(I’m looking at you Debt Cents and Time…) It’s times like these that I REALLY miss John & Sherry from Young House Love…come back guys! come baaack! Can you guys believe the DIY renos they have accomplished?! What do you think it would take to bribe them into coming over and helping me? Would kidnapping be too far?

I will also need to save up some coin for this reno! Since I plan on leaving PT job by the end of May that leaves overtime at FT job which just won’t cut it, I’ll have to come up with some other ways to come up with extra money for the bathroom project. There are some great ideas over at The Penny Hoarder with 29 Smart Ways to Make Money on the Side in 2015 here’s hoping a few of these will work for me!

On the Mend

I’ve been pretty quiet this month as I’ve been dealing with a pretty annoying sinus infection. I was finally able to get in to the doctor today and got some antibiotics that should fix me up so I’ll be good as new in no time.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter!