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Easing Into Financial Security

April 24th, 2021 at 12:51 am

We are almost one month post sale of our previous home.  I achieved the monthly goals of

1) $1,000 to 401K

2) $1,500 to Vanguard

3) $1,650 to Chase Savings

I also earned a $200 bonus from opening a checking account at Chase - I transferred that to my vacation fund over at PNC - so that's now $1,200 (waiting on a $650 refund from Disney).  Our May fixed bills (utilities/insurance/HOA) will be paid in full from the 4/30 paycheck.  Our living expenses have remained low for April, so I have money left in each budget category.  

My girls are on the West Coast for a few months; older daughter signed with a talent agency in Utah and is branching out to acting (she's been in the Chicago arena and done American Greed, Empire, Chicago PD, and Chicago Med.)  The living expenses are lower with half of the kids gone.  I expect our travel expenses to increase since I was just there for almost two weeks and plan on going back after the school year ends (I sub in the schools and in our area the kids have been back since January).  

Very odd not to be stressing about things.  I can get used to this. Smile


5 Responses to “Easing Into Financial Security”

  1. Debbie Says:

    Laura, I absolutely recommend getting the Chase Prime Visa card. You get 5% rebate on every Amazon purchase. I’ve been updating my house this year — been here 42 years. I’m getting so much stuff from Amazon, and getting the 5% back makes many of my buys “free.” And I donate older, still usable, but I’m tired-of-it-stuff. Win-win. Debbie

  2. CB in the City Says:

    I could get used to that, too! So happy for you!

  3. Sarah Says:

    Great news!

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  5. rob62521 Says:

    Way to go! That's the way it should be...less stress!

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