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First day of work

March 15th, 2021 at 07:20 pm

HI all. I am on my first day of work. So far so good. They are having me shadow someone for a week or two so will not know for sure until I am on my own. Looks like it is well within my capacity (actually lower responsibility then normal). Hoping the stress level  is less and thinking it will be. Also restarted school for a Master in Spiritual Formation and Discipleship. Excited about that. Rents continue to come in and I do not plan to work long if it takes me away from what I want to start (blog etc). My purpose of this job will be to save money. All money goes to savings or extras or give away or classes.  I am eligible for the 401k) no match of May 1. As of that time I will put in 80% and continue living off the rentals for the rest. My goal is to have $550k in savings by year end and fully fund the 401k and IRA. Is it too late to contribute to the 2020 IRA? I will ask my accountant. So far two months totally living off the rentals.

I am drafting up my personal finance blog and hope to that up and started within 2 weeks. 

I went to Florida and Tennessee on my break and loved both. Still thinking of moving from Illinois.

It was really neat not having to work and having less pressure these past several weeks. I do not ever want to go back to the life I had.

I have a 2008 suburban LTZ and thinking of gettign a newer used car.. still figuring if I want a large SUV (similar to what I have) or a mid size.. (Hyundai Palisade). sortof logical or want. I do not want something that feels old or will rust or have issues. 2020 Palisade Limited 15k miles (approx $40k), 2016 GMC Yukon XL Denali (approx 41k). Mine should sell for approx 10k. already  have some interest.

We shall see..


4 Responses to “First day of work”

  1. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    until april 15th 2021 for 2020 ira

  2. Wink Says:

    So many positives in this entry! New job, starting back to school, some fun trips and less stress. Things seem to be going really well for you.

  3. VS_ozgirl Says:

    So glad the new job is going well and you are enjoying your new lifestyle! Very inspiring.

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Hope the new job is going well.

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