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Monday, July 21, 2008

Frugal update. . .

Okay, I know I said I'd be back in August, but I have two little pieces of good financial news I wanted to share:

1. Since I've been committed to taking the bus wherever I can, leaving the car in the garage, I managed to get through all of June and most of July without re-filling my gas tank! I just filled up yesterday, and am hoping not to visit the gas station until at least the end of August. We'll see!

2. I've written before about the possibility of my labor union going out on strike, which has not only struck fear into my frugal little heart, it's also caused me to stop paying my credit card off so quickly. I wanted to put extra money into my emergency fund, which grew to about $1600. Well, the good news is that my union has struck a 'tentative' deal with the university. Now all we have to do is vote to ratify the agreement, and a strike will be avoided! AND, I'll receive a small raise as well, which will definitely help! I'm looking forward to getting back to credit card repayment, hopefully as early as next month!

Enjoy the rest of July~~~I certainly intend to!

3 comments:

marci357 said...

Glad to hear from you sooner :)
Congrats on the bus working out so well for you!

Hopefully the ratification will take place that you want to happen - it is always like you are sitting on the edge of the world trying not to fall off when everything is up in the air and you don't know if a strike is coming or not! Best wishes on settling back down soon and getting going again on the debt repayment. Enjoy these beautiful days! You know how rare they are here :)

Ryan @ Smarter Wealth said...

Sounds great, well done and congratulations. I am glad you are back blogging sooner I want to hear more from you.

LP said...

That's awesome about your gas usage! I wish we had some form of public transit here; we have an ok bus system, but it only runs in the city.

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