I’ll be living with my boyfriend and his family until they go abroad at the end of July. Then we’ll have three months together before we move out for real. You can’t beat four months free rent and the trial period – hopefully we can get most teething issues out of the way.
Today I am doing laundry, packing up my belongings and cleaning. I’ll be taking minimal belongings with me because we have serious space issues at his parent’s house and everything else will wait at my mum’s until we move. Super excited.
My boyfriend’s parents are going away in August for 2 months. While they’re happy for him to move out, they want him to house-sit for them. Of course that means there’s a one month gap between when my lease finishes and when they leave.
- move back with my mother for a month
- see if I can extend my lease for a month
- move out with him anyway but live alone for that period
- live out of a suitcase for the three months
- Find a monthly rate for a hotel
- try and see if I can stay with anyone for a month
On the upside, I’m only $86.28 away from completing my Nest goal. Then I can start putting money aside for other things.
My lease runs only until the end of semester (June 26). I am slowly nudging my boyfriend to get into gear to move out with me. His parents have offered to pay rent for him to live in an apartment with anybody he likes except his brother and myself so he can learn how to be independent. I think it’s really generous of them to be honest.
I would love love love to be in our own place by the end of June that would be fantastic!
In 8 days I make my second foray into the world. I spent the better part of today going through the various rooms of our house packing up my things. Some boxes will be staying behind, others will be coming with me into the tiny unit that will be mine for the next 6 months.
After then with a bit of luck, my boyfriend and I will have the means necessary to finally complete this goal.
February I move from living with my mother to living on campus in a semi-independent state. I will be responsible for all my meals, groceries, laundry and cleanliness of my apartment again. Only downside is living with other people I don’t know and my boyfriend not being able to sleep over.
I’m very excited to have my own little space and independence again. Oh and a balcony. Maybe I can have a plant and a cute little chair. I move in February 20th. I can’t wait.
At the moment my boyfriend and his parents are discussing the idea of him moving out into a share house for a little while before we move out. I’ve already lived with other people – mostly strangers – and I’m not keen to do that again. I’m happy for and jealous of him.
I agree with his parents though, he does need this sort of experience. Doesn’t everyone need a bad flatmate story to tell at parties?
I did it! I reached $2,000! I may or may not have to dip into this to pay for my birthday present of going overseas. I really hope I don’t have to. We had a look today for some places in town, most are quite expensive. There was one that was great but the add wanted singles only, I wonder if they’d take a young couple?
My boyfriend and I agreed on $2000 each for us to cover bond and major appliances/furniture items. We plan on gathering everything else as we get closer. Personally, I’d like to save an extra $1500 – $500 to round my Emergency Fund out at $2000 and the $1000 to begin a nest egg.
This pay I put aside $129.60 which brings my balance to $1802.02. I have just less than $200 to go to reach my first goal. I’m super excited.
We’ve discussed it and decided that the end of the next year, just before Christmas. Right now I have $1,605 towards this goal. I’d really like it to be at the $3,000 mark but with the vacation as well it will be nigh impossible.
Right now, I need to work my butt off like a crazy person to save money and start looking for volunteer/paid work to boost my portfolio. This gives us a bit over a year to sort ourselves out job and finances wise and start accumulating bits and pieces. I know his family has been stockpiling stuff for whenever the boys leave home.
It’s silly all this commuting back and forth between houses.
My first goal is to save $2000 for bond, furniture and so on. After that I want to save an extra $1000 – $2000 to be actual savings. I hope to be at the $2000 mark by the end of the year.
Balance = $1,550.00