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Six-Word Saturday Meme #32

Posted on: January 18, 2014

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My husband earned a needed raise

From the start of our marriage in April 2008, my husband and I have financially struggled.

  • I had spent all my money prior to our marriage on going back to school to become a teacher. Getting a Master of Education and teacher certification is not cheap!
  • Then there were the fees for my immigration lawyer. I’m originally from Canada and, believe it or not, it can be a hurdle to become an American resident.
  • Soon after our marriage, there were the high medical costs of trying to overcome infertility. Three years of trying to have a baby quickly put us into deep debt.

Although we managed to both get out of debt and to put aside thousands towards a house, it has been a challenge because we also have pets who grew into seniors and so now have their own share of bills. And of course it doesn’t help that I work only part-time and that my husband works in the educational field.

Neither position exactly brings in lots of money. Now my husband has finally gotten a raise, one which should help cover those emergency expenses that come with pet care. Or that come with life, such as car repair or even replacement. And that means we might finally be able to truly save for our dream home.

That’s my week. What about yours?

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8 Responses to "Six-Word Saturday Meme #32"

Oh how wonderful that hubby got a raise! That is a blessing!

Enjoy your Saturday!

Just for today, we’re going to act as if we’re rich. 🙂

What wonderful news! I hope that you will be able to do at least a little bit of splurging on yourselves in celebration before the savings begins!

Today my husband and I will eat out at a fancy restaurant, take in a regular-priced movie, and go buy lots of toys for our new cat. I’m not sure what other plans he has, but those will take up much of our day. So, yes, we’re going to splurge a little. 🙂

That is wonderful! We lived on my husband’s salary when we married and saved mine. We knew at one point we would have live on his salary alone. Now that we are retired we live like we did when we were first married. Amazing the fun you can find that doesn’t require a lot of money.

My husband and I have gotten used to looking for bargains, everywhere. 🙂

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Summer Reviews

Books can take connect us with strangers, take us to unique places, and introduce us to new ideas. They can also offer hope in a chaotic world. And so I must share what I read!

Each week, I’ll introduce you to religious books, Advanced Reader Copies, animal books, or diversity books. Some I’ll review as singles and others as part of round-ups. Just ahead, there will be reviews of:

  • Joni: The unforgettable story of a young woman’s struggle against quadriplegia & depression by Joni Eareckson
  • The True Story of the World’s Most Beloved Animal Sanctuary by Samantha Glen
  • Brothers in hope : the story of the Lost Boys of Sudan–refugees by Mary Williams
  • The Inner Life of Cats by Thomas McNamee

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