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I got a raise, though small one

December 8th, 2017 at 11:28 am

Hi all

I asked for a $5 hour raise. I got $2. That is 3.5%. That is still good considering the work at home and autonomy I have and potential for extra hours (there now may be potential next year)

Still plugging away at the 2 flat (bad topic), school (last week of school. grades should be out late next week) and winding up various goals for the year and getting organized and setting goals for 2018

Time goes by fast.

I feel positive that Patient Saver is almost at $1MM..it makes me feel encouraged. I am at about $330k investment assets so a ways to go but will be able to save more next year and onward.

I DO plan to work all next year..and may switch to a job that is work at the office. I am tired of work at home and have less social life than I would like. I may put out feelers at the end of this contract term (June 2018) and find something else to complete the year. We will see.

I need 48 hours to graduate from Moody. If I continue full time which I will I will have earned 18 of those by June next year... so over a a third of the way through. That makes me think I need a flexible job to go to school downtown. ..maybe no job change afterall.

We will see..

Rachael

7 Responses to “I got a raise, though small one”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    Congrats on the raise...any raise is wonderful and anything close to 3% around here is considered terrific!

  2. Amber Says:

    Congratulations

  3. AnotherReader Says:

    What is your net worth compared to hers? How much are the properties worth? How fast are you paying off the real estate debt and piling up investments?

    You are more than ten years younger than PS and you went through a nasty divorce and lost most of your assets. My guess is when you are ten years older, you will have passed $1MM by quite a bit.

  4. Out of the Dark Says:

    Congratulations Rachael! I have always been impressed with your goals and focus to achieving them. Thanks for the blog!

  5. PatientSaver Says:

    Congratulations on the raise. That is great.

    With all those rental properties, you should pull way past me in the net worth department. Smile Maybe not right now, but by the time you're my age you should be sitting pretty.

    Do you have a property manager that responds to landlord issues? How much time would you say you devote to managing it all each month? Very impressive that you've done this....i wouldn't know the first thing about getting started, really.

  6. Rachael777 Says:

    HI all.. Thanks for the feedback as always.. been feeling very down w this 2 flat situation dragging on. Maybe I will do a post on it actually I think I will. I feel SOOO STUPID. Anyway I do have a lot of networth tied up in these homes.. over $1MM.. (which I can sell if necessary) and I am trying to pay things off as fast as possible. The sidebar shows what is owed.. tack $30+k on for the 2 flat 'fix up debt'. Nothing really towards savings in 6 months. figuring out income now to see if I can still get a good portion of the 401k put in in the first few months of next year.. and the rentals are totally managed. I am grateful for the management and have no big issues and do not get any calls from tenants... several houses are up for renewal this month and next and the manager is already on it getting $25 raises or more.. Awesome news..I am only involved in 'large projects' which I choose to be involved in or source myself.. ie this 2 flat (getting it ready to rent) some larger 'turnovers' where we enhance the property etc.. or putting in new things. driveways whatever. all small and midsize stuff they handle. I am still working on putting as much on auto pilot and streamlining as I go along but really quite a difference (in a positive way) from 4 years ago..

  7. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    Congratulations.Good luck with school.

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