So I have been squeezing every dime the last couple of months to try and find more money to invest. I plan on continuing to do so. I'm not going not going to extremes and eating Ramen Noodles. But I have taken some steps to save money.
1. As a teacher on Summer break I waited on the haircut and didn't shave for most of the summer.
2. My Costco membership expires at the end of August. I'm loading up on items now so I can wait an extra six weeks to renew the membership.
3. Using my rewards card to pay all my bills. Then immediately paying off the balance to collect the rewards.
4. Cutting out flavored drinks in favor of water. Watering down my three-year-old's Apple Juice. This is a double win because I'm cutting down her sugar intake in the process.
5. Eating in a lot more.
However, I've been neglecting the most important thing. Job searching. I recently completed a Principal Certification. It cost 5 figures to complete it. I had stopped applying for jobs at the request of my wife. We just had our second child in June. Well the time has come to get back on that horse. No amount of savings is going to make up for the 30-40K per year raise I can get if I get one of those jobs. My resume is in great shape. I went into teaching 11 years ago with a plan to one day be an administrator. So while many people I'm competing with have padded their resume in the last two years, I have more than a decade of resume building. Hopefully this translates a new job and with it a greater savings.
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