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Progress on AS net worth + more invisible weight progress

April 18th, 2011 at 02:17 pm

Just calculated our net worth, and AS's is down to negative $3,927! Over $1,200 better than last month. It just needs to improve by $491 per month to get to positive by the end of the year. Seeing as how she contributes $325 per month to retirement and pays down $385 of debt per month minimum, I feel pretty good about our odds of meeting this goal!

Oh, and I weighed myself last night and showed an insignificant loss of .2 lbs. Basically I went from 152.8 to 152.6, so I'm still 153 if I round off. Ah well, at least I didn't gain! I walked at least 30 minutes 5 days last week, but didn't really pay attention to my eating. I still feel good about the week overall. NT lost over 4 lbs., so he must be getting close to his goal! I saw the loss, but didn't look at the weight number. I'll have to remember to ask him.

As for the other goals, I haven't made much progress. I do have an informal job-related chat scheduled for Wednesday (got recommended by a friend/ex-coworker). I'm excited to have my first interview-ish thing since I started looking for a job, and it sounds like a way more interesting job than the one I have, but the pay would be less--at least $9000 per year less (gross, not net, but significant anyway). I still want to hear more about it and practice my interviewing skills, though. (Plus, I would LOVE to work with this old friend; I don't really have any friends at my current job and that can tend to make one feel like a high-school outcast. Do I love it enough to sacrifice $750 per month? Hmmm...)

4 Responses to “Progress on AS net worth + more invisible weight progress”

  1. Apprentice Bliss Hunter Says:

    Hope the interview-thing goes well ! :-)

  2. mjrube94 Says:

    Good luck, and congrats on the .2lb weight loss!

  3. whitestripe Says:

    good luck with the interview. is there a benefit in sacrificing the $750? as in, will you work less, spend less time driving etc? even less stress is probably worth it... Smile

  4. ceejay74 Says:

    Thanks everyone! I think I'm managing to stay less petrified because I do think I wouldn't take the job even if I were offered it.

    whitestripe, the benefits would be:
    -working with a good friend/colleague vs. working at a place where I don't really like anyone as a friend
    -working on interesting magazine articles/topics (with a liberal/progressive outlook) vs. monotonous marketing materials trying to sell shipping services
    -location about 5 min. closer to home (but farther away from NT's job, which would mean fewer lunches together) and right on the street the bus picks up from vs. a block away from bus stop

    Potential drawbacks, just based on what my friend has told me:
    -Salary $35K-$40K (vs. $49K at current job)
    -No official vacation time for first year! (she did say they'll give you under-the-table time off, but I think America is pathetic enough about paid time off, so this already feels like a huge snub)
    -No 401K (retirement plan) for 1st year (this doesn't bother me because I could up NT and AS's contributions to their plans)

    So there you have it. The ONLY reservations I have are compensation and benefits, but those are big ones. I've quite enjoyed our bump in lifestyle, but we'd have to give some of that up (I wouldn't want to cut back on debt repay or retirement savings, so luxuries are what would get cut).

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