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Been busy!

December 30th, 2015 at 07:01 am

I have lurked at various points over the past two years, but in remembering how much better I stayed in track with this community, I'm coming back to focus, vent and be supported financially. A lot has happened in two years! I remarried to my long time significant other. We had a daughter who was born prematurely and passed away. I began working as a school administrator and have finally increased my salary. We purchased a house. All in all, life is GREAT! I have yet to really pound down my debt situation.

I recently received a sum of money due to a death in the family. I have decided to use it to pay off two high interest loans, save a portion and use a portion of it towards our IVF procedures (it's a loooonnnngggg story).

That being said, my emergency fund should be funded by the end of the week. I need to wait to cash the check until given word the funds are clear. Prior to starting my 2nd masters degree, I was hot and heavy into coupon savings. I want to call our local newspaper today and start up two Sunday deliveries to get back and rolling. I also think the 52 week challenge is awesome and easy! Recently saw one of the blogs suggest a monthly savings goal. Perhaps will try that too.

I really appreciate this community and am happy to always jump back in! Aside from heartache and some financial hiccups, life is good. Looking forward to nothing but positive things in 2016! Wishing you all well!

8 Responses to “Been busy!”

  1. laura Says:


    A lot has happened! So sorry to hear of your daughter's passing - that is a very hard club to a member of. Sounds like all else is bright - good luck with IVF! Looking forward to following along! Happy 2016.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Welcome back! I too am sorry for your the loss of your daughter. Looking forward to cheering you on to your goals.

  3. SecretarySaving Says:

    Welcome back. Thanks for sharing the update! Blessings to you and your family. I'm excite for you for 2016! Keep us posted.

  4. Ima saver Says:

    Welcome back!

  5. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Good luck with your goals, looking forward to sharing them with you!

  6. snafu Says:

    Happy to see your back. Your past two years seem to have been full of change and I sorry to learn about your loss of a baby girl. With the New Year about to start, many of us are reviewing our finances for the year gone by and setting some figures for our various spending categories. The research confirms when we write down goals and a plan, we're further ahead, having made a commitment to ourselves. Are you enjoying your role as administrator?

    If you're comfortable noting the figures here or on the forum side of SA, there may be suggestions to help financially.

  7. My English Castle Says:

    Nice to have you back!

  8. CB in the City Says:

    Oh my, I am so sorry about your daughter! That must have been a very difficult time. I am glad you are still moving forward and in a good place.

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