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Saturday, April 13, 2019      8 comments

I have made some financial changes. First, I changed my federal exemptions and state allowances to 01. Second, I have changed my TSP (the federal government's version of the 401k) contributions to traditional. Finally, I have changed my TSP c... Read more
Saturday, April 06, 2019      7 comments

I got paid today, and this was my first paycheck where I have doubled my contribution to my 401K (10%, so 15% with the match). I only got paid $943.95 for 2 weeks of work. :( I'm so upset...that's well below $1,900 a month! It's also because I... Read more
Tracking My Spending
Saturday, March 30, 2019      7 comments

I am going to track my spending throughout the month of April. This is the first time I will be tracking my spending, and I'm excited. I need to look back on at least a month's worth of spending to see where I can make cuts. I am using a free... Read more
Securing My Retirement
Friday, March 22, 2019      8 comments

I started my current job when I was 30, and I'm 32 now. All this time, I had been contributing only 5% (roth, though) of my paychecks toward my TSP (the federal government's version of the 401K). I do get a 5% match from my agency, so in total... Read more
Friday, March 15, 2019      11 comments

I am SO happy it's Friday after work!!! I worked 44 hours this week, and am exhausted! I work a Compressed Work Schedule, so the first week of the pay period, I work 36 hours, and the second week of the pay period, I work 44 hours. So, thi... Read more
Got A Cash Award At Work!
Sunday, March 10, 2019      11 comments

In yesterday's blog, I mentioned how I received an extra payment from work (yesterday was payday). Us employees can see the breakdown of our paycheck the day after payday online, and I can see now that I received a "cash award" of $1,120!!! Bu... Read more
Saturday, March 09, 2019      3 comments

I went to my 6 month dental appointment yesterday. However, the dentist was out! The dental hygienist took 4 x-rays, and did my cleaning. She said that I don't have any cavities, but I'm not sure if she's qualified to say this. Anyway, she a... Read more
Unhappy With My Paycheck, And Still Sick
Saturday, February 23, 2019      4 comments

When I got my taxes done at H&R Block earlier this month, the worker said that I needed to adjust my federal exemptions and state allowances, so I did, and I just got my first paycheck--I only got $1,024.71 for 2 weeks of work! The worker did s... Read more
Sick, And Encountered Racism Yesterday
Tuesday, February 19, 2019      9 comments

I got sick yesterday with a sore throat, and mucus in my throat. This morning, I woke up with an altered voice, a runny nose, and a mild cough (in addition to everything else I got yesterday). I debated whether or not I should stay home today,... Read more
Having A Great 3 Day Weekend
Sunday, February 17, 2019      7 comments

I have good news! Last week, SSA (the Social Security Administration) called me to say that they are finally cutting off my SSD (disability payments), since I have been working for quite some time now. It should have been cut off many months a... Read more
I Don't Like My Job
Sunday, February 10, 2019      9 comments

A few months ago, I was so happy with my new job (I transferred from a different unit). Then this bully coworker blew up at me out of nowhere, and that's when everything changed. Our relationship is okay now, but still not ideal. Also, my job... Read more
Rethinking Buying A Car
Saturday, February 09, 2019      5 comments

I am still saving for a car. I want to buy a new Toyota Corolla, but I don't like how the current model looks, so I am thinking of holding off on buying it until a future version comes out that I like. I know it sounds ridiculous, but I want t... Read more
Losing Control
Friday, February 08, 2019      13 comments

Today, I weighed in at 170.5 pounds. I usually weigh myself in the buff after I use the restroom in the morning, but today I weighed myself after I drank water, and was fully clothed, so that may be at least partly why I weigh so much. But I h... Read more
Enjoying Sunday
Sunday, February 03, 2019      5 comments

I have been watching the Super Bowl off and on today. I just watched the Halftime Show, and I'm done, because I was only interested in watching that anyway. I guess it's kind of sad, since I live in Los Angeles. Oh well. I finally got my... Read more
Back At Work
Saturday, February 02, 2019      9 comments

Since the government shutdown ended, I went back to work on Monday (I am a federal employee). I turned 32 that day, and was originally planning on taking my birthday off, but I didn't want to feel left behind, as our supervisors were going to i... Read more

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