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|Wed, 05-07-2014 - 12:01am|
So...the most amazing thing happened to me this morning. After trying for 5 years, I received an offer for employment at an amazing job! The pay is double what I am making now (and I'm way ahead of where I was a couple of years ago). I honestly and truly feel as though I have won the lottery. I know it is not the same as I worked for it - but I still don't even have a BA! I have always worked hard my whole life "striving". I started working at 13. By grade 10, I was working 26 hours/week and still making the grades. I have found my "forever" job and no longer HAVE (I will finish my degree, just very slowly) to do "extra" all the time.
I am hoping to continue to live as we do now w/o spending at this new level. DH has double his salary as well so we are now in a good place financially. I know some ppl "live off" one salary and put away the other. I hope to do something like that. I'm not sure where to start. We both have defined benefit pensions so I'm not sure retirement savings is the goal - maybe more investment. We'll see. But we want to pay off the LOC by next year and start REALLY saving!!!
Peace and happiness to everyone out there :)