2009-04-14

2008 Taxes Turned in Yesterday...

And I clearly feel like the winner. I purchased a new home last year, paid off student loans, and worked in a different state than where I lived, and you know what, I came out ahead $2,900 total. Needless to say that keeps me in my house another two months (if I need it) after the unemployment wears out. So all in all, I am super happy.

Also, job update is both good and bad. The bad is that the good engineering job I interviewed for is going to wait 3 weeks before they get to finish their interviews and select the final candidates for the position. Craptastic. Good news is tomorrow I am having my second interview for the project management position, they are flying in to talk to me so that is pretty good sign.

Guzzo dropped more posts than I have the last two weeks because I felt that I don't have money to invest right now, so I don't have much advice. I am on, as my GF describes it, financial lock down so I won't do anything stupid with the money that I have. Interestingly enough I spent roughly 7% of the money I brought home my last month of real work (January) on eating out. That is a lot in my opinion, so eating at home is helping a lot. We dropped cable as well so the savings is adding up.

More later, but don't be surprised if I am a sparse poster for awhile.

3 comments:

Mike said...

Craptastic?

"Guzzo dropped more posts than I have the last two weeks because I felt that I don't have money to invest right now, so I don't have much advice."

I know where you're coming from buddy. I was in the same boat myself at the beginning of the year.

Way to manage your money though! Just think how well you can do when (yes, when) your new job starts.

Atlas@mymoneyshrugged said...

Hey hang in there, everything will work out! And when it does you'll be able to post even more so about the experience you are facing right now and how you came out of it.

MJ @ Dyslexic Research said...

Yeah if anyone needs to know the ins and outs of Missouri Unemployment, I am you man.