Free Ebook and $813 Less Per MonthFriday, February 29th, 2008
Well, today has good news and bad news. The good news: I figured out how to set up the free personal finance ebook for everyone to download about our multi-blog project from January, Money Matters For All Ages. Instead of hopping around over a dozen blogs, you can download it all in one spot! And I have set up a permanent page for it also, so it will be available as long as this blog is online. But here it is, fresh off the server (who gets to be first to download it?):
Now for the bad news … as I mentioned in this morning’s post, hubby’s travel pay repayment has finally hit. This takes $392.45 out of our income for the next four months. Coupled with my reduction in the GI Bill stipend because I couldn’t fit enough classes in my schedule and got downgraded to 1/2 time status, which hit our income to the tune of $421.02, we will be receiving about $813 less per month for the rest of the spring. About the time hubby’s pay goes back to normal, I will be on summer break and not receiving the GI Bill stipend but able to pull more hours at either pizza delivery or whatever job I wish to find.
It’s a bit of a bummer to look at the hard numbers, especially after my organic chemistry test this afternoon. Of course, we will still be able to work towards the goal of putting together the fully funded cash emergency fund. We just won’t move as fast as we did for the past several months while working on finishing off our big ambitious debt elimination. For the past three months, we’ve had about $2500 above expenses to throw around. Now we have just been knocked down to about $1700 per month, which is admittedly still a significant number.
Eh, maybe I’ll feel happier after I run out and make some money tonight. Oh, and drop off my hourly paycheck from last week. That’s another interesting side effect of getting out of debt: I’m no longer rushing to the bank to deposits checks while hoping no payments hit before I get there! That sounds like good fodder for its own post …