Cash For School: January 2017 Update

It’s time once again for our monthly check-in! How are we doing with our goal to remain debt-free while I earn a graduate degree?

Here is where we stood last month. Where do we stand now?

  1. My tuition–  My very last payment is coming in late March and is $2240 before books. We already have it, so we are set! Cash flowing tuition goal for 2017 = met.
  2. Other school expenses– I just started my teaching practicum this week. I had to buy a few of the books for my four clinical placements, but I was able to borrow the books for some others. I bought a watch, a set of scrubs, and the lab coat that clinical instructors wear. My gas costs are increasing because one of my placements is an hour away. Instead of filling up once per month, I will be filling up once per week. I will be putting in full time hours between my teaching placements and trying to squeeze in 16 hours of paid work per week. It will be a tough 7 weeks,but the bulk of my work will be done by March 10th. I will still have three weeks of work, but it will be cruising at that point. We aren’t being too tight with the eating out money until then.

Only five months to go!

Where are you at with your goals this year?

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