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Some time to catch up!

June 28th, 2016 at 06:12 am

The girls and I finished school last week. I have the next 2 weeks off before summer school starts. The girls are out of town vacationing with their dad, so I have the place to myself.

Almost like an unwelcome annual event, I get sick right after school lets out. I think it is a combination of not getting enough rest during the crazy last few weeks, and the dust flurries that result from the classroom pack-up. It feels like the worst of this has passed, though, so I am able to enjoy my days off for the most part.

I was able to register for a summer course, after my arm was healed. I'm halfway through that course. Feels like this program is never ending, but really after this summer I only have one more course to go. Then study and pass the board exam.

I am trying not to be anxious about finances in the upcoming year. I get paid 10 months of the year so I
set aside money each month in a summer savings account. I have enough in this account to get through August as of now. When I get my last paycheck for the school year, and factor in summer school pay, I will have enough to cover September. But just the basics, there isn't a lot of extra fat for those months. I do have a long-term savings account (Vanguard taxable account) for any major issues that may arise during this time. That account is off-budget in YNAB.

I'll have to update on relationship in the next post.

2 Responses to “Some time to catch up!”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    Sorry you've been sick, but glad you're on the mend!

    It's difficult budgeting when your income isn't consistent. I'm in a similar situation -- I'll have one year after one annuity stops and my social security upgrade begins. I'm saving for it, but I always wonder if it's enough.

  2. livingalmostlarge Says:

    Great that you budget so efficiently to manage paying yourself through september.

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