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My Goal this Summer

June 22nd, 2006 at 12:54 pm

I have a major challenge this summer: I have to live off of my savings from May 20 to September 20. I'm a teacher and I'm usually paid over 12 months even though I work 9, but I had a job-change this year and unexpectedly learned in January that I'd be paid my spring semester salary in 4 checks, one each in Feb. through May. I managed to save about $5500 for the summer, but I've had a lot of expenses this year as a new homeowner. So far, I'm on track to make it through the summer, but things are going to be very, very tight. I'm taking classes myself this summer and just got a new dog, so I'm reluctant to expand my budget by finding some additional income.

Yesterday, I had a major blow to budget plans: I had a nearly $500 car repair (exhaust system) to have made when I brought my car in for its annual inspection.

P.S. Can someone explain the $20 Challenge to me? Every time I click on a link to it, I get taken to an individual's blog entry related to this, and not to an explanation of what it is. I get the general idea but I'd like clarification.

3 Responses to “My Goal this Summer”

  1. campfrugal Says:

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  3. ima saver Says:

    Welcome, glad you joined us!

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