Friday, June 29, 2007

good news?

My boss at one of my per diem gigs offered me a permanent 20hours/week position with "great flexibility" today. I'm nervous about taking on 60 hours a week, mostly because I'm afraid my productivity will drop. Then again, it would be around $10,000 a year in take home pay, and that would go a long way in paying off the bills. Decisions, decisions...

My couch is not a happy place

I just cancelled my Nexflix and now I'm on the phone with my cable company to get rid of the premium channels. Cable should just be cancelled, but I'm not sure I can handle the shock, so I'm trying to step down slowly.

Little by little

I made an extra 250 this week (50 from the part time job, and 200 that I loaned to someone back in April). It's all going toward credit card #1. Little by little.

I'm working an extra 4 hours today, 6 hours tomorrow, and hopefully 8 hours on Sunday. Monday is going to hurt!

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Grocery Shopping

I'm rediscovering the joys of ramen noodles. They were on sale for the low price of $.125, so I bought 12. I'm guessing to be about 20% salt by the time I'm debt-free. At least it's farmer's market season, so I can get low cost greens like bok choy and swiss chard. I still buy fruit on sale from the supermarket, though, since it's almost as good and much cheaper.

I do find it hard to get cheap protein. I'm a vegetarian, and I like the Boca/Morningstar Farm/Gardenburger stuff, but it's so pricey. I try to get it on sale, but a girl's gotta get her protein!

Hello, I'm the tough broad, but you can call be "Broke"

Hi Everyone. I'm 25, make 50K a year, and I'm 39K in debt. To break it down, 23K in student loan debt, 1,500 borrowed from the parents in January, and 14,500 in hideous Credit Cards.

If I make 50 Grand a year, I should be able to pay off the credit cards in a year, right? Well, I'm gonna try! That represents a full time job, and a part time job, plus some consulting work. I also volunteer, and I don't want to give that up, so I'm going to be hard-pressed to work more. Also, after the tax man, It's really more like 30,000. So I'll have to start budgeting like mad.

Here I go!