2019 Income, Expenses, Savings

Here’s a preliminary look at my income and expenses or as the bloggers say, everything I spent in 2019!  First, here’s a look back. June 2019 Financial Update  Single Girl Money | March 2019 Financial Update  Single Girl Money | Dec 2018 Income and Expenses Update  Single Girl Money | Dec 2018 Savings and Investment …

Archives | All my posts on Job Hunting

I’m ready to be done with this job hunt. I’m sure you’re ready to be done reading about it. My housing dilemma was wrapped up in the job hunt as I thought that would be an easy out. New job, new place. That didn’t work. The job hunt has left such an ugly stain on …

Announcing My 2020 Budget Projections

Hello there, Since landing my latest job, I’ve been poring over my budget spreadsheet. Trying to see if I could get any closer to early retirement. Unfortunately, the needle hasn’t tipped the scale much. In 2018, I grossed $98,500 at call center #1 with overtime pay and a bonus. At my new call center, I’m …

Dec 9, 2019: 2 Months At New Job, Still Terrible

So it’s been two months at my new job. I’ve been taking calls for three weeks now maybe. It was so busy that I hated life. Today is not so bad. So it’s not all bad. But it was mostly bad. Of course, we have to say thanks for the things we take for granted: …

Nov 23, 2019 Life Update: A Year of Self-Sabotage, Regrets, and Lack of Self-Control

Self-Sabotage I just bought a house online…well I put $95 down and was sent a purchase agreement. I have never seen the house. I don’t even know if I want a house. I convinced myself I could save money since best case scenario…after 2 years…I’ll be saving about $200/mon on housing costs. Last Friday, after …

A November 2019 Update: New Job, Aunty MERJ, Homeownership

How is it already November! I meant to do a post when I reached a month at Call Center #2. Then when I updated my budget spreadsheet for October. And again when I tentatively decided to get back in the housing market. But to write a quality post with figures takes so much longer than …

Underemployment Diaries: Week 3, Are you there, God? It’s me, MERJ.

Here we are at week 3. So much to say, yet so little. Namely because what I have to say is not new. Everyday is a battle to get to work. On the ride to work, I’m thinking of how and when to quit. My mind is on a continuous loop of all the things …