@Allison Yep! We've had a $400 month for my new pup--and last month, her first month, ran us $1,000. So far she's blessed us with 1 UTI ($225 all told) and 1 mystery illness ($75 so far, still in progress).
@tw0lle Echoing everyone else! It's true that you gotta find a balance that's sustainable for you or you will burnout. You've probably considered this but just in case: is a side gig possible for you? Just something small to bring in play money? I have a work pal who has a part time gig (~10 hours/week) at a retail store to fund her boozin'/facials/etc. I often think about doing it myself, but then the laziness overcomes me.
@highjump Yes! $30k feels GREAT. It's about what I made yearly in my last job, so saving that amount in less than a year is thrilling.
I’m saving money so I can swim in it like Scrooge McDuck/retire. July was my 10th month of saving. June – $29,672 July - $30,099 We paid my wife's tuition out of pocket, so that hurt our progress quite a bit. But also, woohoo college! Feels great to pay upfront and sidestep loans.
@j a y Ditto! CC all the time unless it's not an option. I use my checking account only to pay rent, pay my CCs, and buy stocks--three things! And still, despite all the world's caution, Vanguard accidentally withdrew $3,000 from my checking account with no record of the transaction. I lost about 6 hours to increasingly demanding phone calls and trips to the bank before I got the money back.
@BillfoldMonkey Would I want only people like her voting in the next election? No. We fundamentally disagree on who deserves full rights, privileges, and legal personhood, it seems!
@Ester Bloom I would love to read about this!
@TheLifestyleCreep This feels true and right in my gut.
@frenz.lo "I think there should be incentives in place for private companies and for local, state, and federal departments to remove degree requirements from a lot of entry-level positions, and sub experience requirements for higher-level positions" THIS is genius.