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Irresistable Introductions

August 16th, 2009 at 02:20 am

In Arabian Nights, Aladdin and his mother are allowed to enter the court of the Emperor because they offer irressistable introductions of jewels,pearls and gold. I am happy that this is a community of frugal people and that such a grand gesture would probably be frowned upon and scrutinized. So instead I offer my story and my financial information.

We are a young couple, looking for new opportunities to have a simple yet full life. My husband and I decided we wanted to move to Florida some months ago and we have been saving up to have a moving fund. He recently quit his job and has now moved to Florida. I am still working and will hopefully keep my job until he finds something (Some of you may have already read my post asking about jobs in the forum).

As we have chosen to live a frugal life, my salary covers all my living expenses plus a little more. This has allowed me to keep our apartment and everything else going while he has enough money to sustain him for a year while hunting for a job. As the job market in Tampa is quiet bad at the moment, we have allowed for a long job search. I am confident he should find something as he works in customer service which is a field which always has openings even in a down market. He is also a reliable worker with steady experience in this area and as long as he is not too fussy about his salary, I'm sure he can find something.

In the meantime, I am cleaning up our things and preparing myself for the big move once the time is right. Our apartment requires a few repairs before our landlord investigates it and as I am a recovering hoarder I am finally clearing out everything I've collected since I was a little kid until now with the rule that if I have not used it in the last year, it is going out.

Financially, we are so used to keeping a close eye on all our money and saving as much as we can to see our savings grow, that I am struggling a little with the idea that our savings are now going to drop due to all the costs of the move. It is shocking just how expensive a move can be. So I may let my constant money watching go for a little while just in an attempt to reduce the stress. I trust my husband will watch his spending and we have an agreed cut off point which if reached, he will return home and pick up things here (this is an extreme measure of course but in this economy we would rather be safe than sorry).

We also have students loans which we want to pay off before we buy a house, a house down payment to save up for but thankfully we do not carry a CC debt. We'll need to improve our credit scores before we buy a house, however buying is maybe 2 years away from now, so we have time.

Well, that's all for now folks!
Thanks for tuning in.

7 Responses to “Irresistable Introductions”

  1. Apprentice Bliss Hunter Says:

    Sounds like you have all bases covered...

    I wish your husband luck in his job search !!

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Welcome! I look forward to reading about your journey and cheering you on.

  3. monkeymama Says:


  4. baselle Says:

    Welcome - your introduction WAS irresistable!

  5. MomEsq Says:

    Great introduction! I'm new here too - but everyone is very friendly and helpful. Good luck with everything!

  6. Jerry Says:

    Nice intro... I hope that it leads to many details and tips for others who are in the same boat. Your thoughts on managing finances, home ownership, paying off debt, and insurance concerns will be most welcome! Best wishes...

  7. editing papers only here Says:

    The introduction is indeed really nice! I like the way how you guys describe this complicated process. It is hard to force myself to save money!

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