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October Check In & New Website

October 30th, 2020 at 02:22 pm


Mortgage -$122,309.94 (-$230.57)
Medical Loan #2 -$4,700 (-$500)


Roth IRAs +$16,380 (+$268)
401K +$30,317 (+$735)
Emergency Fund +$8,284 (+$212)
Animal Fund +$938 (+$0)
Truck Fund +$2,030 (+$5)
HSA +$2,524 (+$250)

Overall: +$2,200.57

Markets went up a bit. Slowly picking at debts and savings. Still waiting on insurance reimbursement from July. 

Thought I would let you know that I am working on a new website that will showcase personal finance blogs.

If you have and suggestions on things you would like to see let me know. 

Losing My Job

October 14th, 2020 at 04:19 pm

Sadness. Frown

The design company I have worked for over the last  8 years is dissolving and my clients and I have been transferred to a new owner. I'm pretty sad about it. I think I will continue getting my tiny monthly maintenance payments (like $125) but I doubt I will receive any new clients. I am also losing a lot of the free subscriptions I have been using all these years such as Photoshop, my email, etc. If I were to purchase all the things on my own it would cost well over $100 a month, therefore cancelling any income. But not having the subscriptions will affect my personal clients, and also my own projects. Sigh. 

Thankfully I didn't depend on that income and have just used it for debt pay down. I am mostly sad about now being responsible for paying for all my programs, and because my boss was awesome and I will miss him. I usually fly to his house once a year and visit with his family. Hopefully we can stay in touch.

Now I have to decide if I want to try to branch out and go back to freelancing, look for a new employer, or if I am going to take a bit of a hiatus because of Covid and my new baby.

The other design partner I have worked with has been giving me a little work lately. So I have that to keep my busy for now.