... My time as a server (both in snow storms and other kinds of weather) is likely drawing to a close. I was eager to return to work after my trip but if they are going to “punish” me for leaving at all, they can shove it; I work to live. And it’s only a restaurant. 3 years ago
... at 6:30 AM… as a server… probably in a snow storm… 4 years ago
I got $300 back on my tax return. Boosted! It’s going right into savings! 4 years ago
But should definitely make it for November. I worked for John and got $64, babysat for the Formans and got $80 (because they are so wonderfully generous and probably knew I needed the money), and then I am subbing one Thurs and Fri later this month. Hallelujah! The saving goes on. 4 years ago
It is exhausting. 4 years ago
I have a jar in my room, and even though I think the goal to collect $100 in change is awesome I don’t want to add another goal that’s money-related.
Change is too often ignored. We forget that it’s still money, and as such, it has value. 4 years ago
The woman at the bank today gave me a pamphlet and told me all the fabulous extras I’d get changing my basic checking account to a college checking. The part about ATM fee rebates was particularly appealing, even though I only ever used ATM in Europe. Monday morning I think I’ll head back to the bank and make the change. 5 years ago
With $300 to split between my accounts- $200 in my savings and $100 in my checking. Alex has actually begun to pay me back for covering part of his tuition last year. Very pleasing considering the lies I’ve been telling my parents so they won’t think harshly of him… I cover for him a lot. But if the need arose and he was able he would do the same for me. If only I wasn’t perfect :o)
But this is nice. It makes me a feel a little more secure. I still need a job though. 5 years ago
My checking account currently has around $45. But my savings is intact and once I get a job I will be back on track.
Not worried! 5 years ago
It might not be a priority but having savings is a good thing to start doing. 5 years ago
By next year I want all applicable forms to reflect that I am financially independent. I need to figure out exactly how to do this and the benefits/setbacks of it. Who do I talk to? 5 years ago
I am crazy hormonal right now and fought with Alex the other day over (you guessed it) money. I was getting off work at my second job, I was tired and feeling a little sick, I wanted to see him. He had said the night before that he wanted me to come with him to a party, he really wanted me there with him, but when I called him up he said there wasn’t a party after all and that instead he was going to play soccer around 8. After he looked for a job. At 6 o’clock. On a Friday. I went ballistic because he owes me slightly less than a grand (and we’re talking like $5 less, serious money). I loaned it to him to cover tuition for last semester and he hasn’t been very successful paying me back. Which has meant that I’ve had to postpone going to bartending school, sadly. And meanwhile we wanted to go to Bonnaroo together so I covered the first payment on his ticket, we never go out on dates unless I pay, etc. etc. etc. So I flipped out because I thought he wasn’t taking the job search seriously.
Money confuses me. It comes and goes from my life freely and doesn’t bother me for the most part because I am always sure I can get it again fairly easily by working a little. But for Alex it’s different. There is no steady demand for anything he can do. He has worked as a photographer in the past but most of those jobs come up during wedding season. Plus he is just really bad about managing money. He doesn’t operate on a budget and he has no model for doing so because his parents are horribly, ridiculously in debt. I can’t stand being in debt! It drives me crazy. And it bothered me that he seemed to be okay with it… We have talked about it since then and he worked for Howard (one of the photographers) today. I am hoping for a brighter future as far as this is concerned. 5 years ago
The check to Betsy brought me way down. Still, I did the right thing and know that it was better to just give her the $150 than to shop around for the cheapest repair. The worst, and most probable, case scenario with that was the repair would not have met her satisfaction and then I would have had to pay even more money. Good riddance. That woman was unkind and seriously deficient in decency. I think that happens when you put money as your top priority. Which raises an interesting question about what money means… did it mean more to me than to her? Not particularly in one sense, but it was definitely a more significant financial transaction for me because I have less money than she does. See what I mean?
I am working consistently so that isn’t a problem but I haven’t been paid yet for either job and seeing such low numbers in my account makes me nervous. As I said, I’m setting up a savings account for this goal so that the money is clearly separated and I won’t be tempted to spend it. I feel as though I am doing everything right but nothing has happened yet. 5 years ago