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Finally Making Plans To Move Out
Saturday, June 22, 2019      11 comments

I have been dreaming of moving out of my parents' apartment for about a year and a half (basically, since I got my job). In my last blog, I said how I wanted to live with my parents for as long as possible to save money, but I think I have fina... Read more
Early Father's Day Celebration
Saturday, June 15, 2019      9 comments

Today, my parents, sister, niece, and I ate lunch at Souplantation to celebrate Father's Day (my mom doesn't believe in going out on Sundays--other than to church). My sister, and I each gave my dad a Father's Day card with $100 cash inside. I... Read more
Saw A Doctor
Friday, June 14, 2019      7 comments

After a few friends urged me to get my ears checked out (sometimes they go numb), I made an appointment to see a doctor about it. My appointment was this morning, and the doctor looked into my ears...she said that they look fine, but that sh... Read more
Ear Problems
Saturday, June 08, 2019      7 comments

I only slept 5 hours last night, but (strangely) I feel well rested! Work has been okay. One of my coworkers is still rude to me. Oh well. I saw "Aladdin" recently, and it was fun, but I prefer the original animated film. I did buy ... Read more
Saturday, May 25, 2019      8 comments

Work this week was exhausting (I worked 9 hour days), so I am thankful for the 3 day weekend. Today, I am going to spend the entire day with my best friend. We are going to eat out, and see "Aladdin" (the live action remake). I love Dis... Read more
Saturday, May 18, 2019      7 comments

Today, I got paid $1,105.18 for the past 2 weeks' worth of work. I'm pleased to crack $1,100, and this means that I'll make $2,210.36 every month from now on (except for the 2 months out of the year where I get 3 paychecks instead of 2). I kno... Read more
Perhaps I'm Not Poor After All
Friday, May 17, 2019      8 comments

For the longest time, I thought I was poor. However, it dawned on me that if I have the latest iPhone, the latest AirPods, and take a vacation every year, perhaps I am not poor after all! I haven't received the bill yet for my SSD overpayments... Read more
Striking A Balance
Saturday, May 11, 2019      5 comments

I have come to realize that I am overinsured. I can't do anything about it now, since federal employees are only allowed to make insurance changes during Open Season, which is in November. I have done some research, and have a game plan for it... Read more
Saturday, May 11, 2019      6 comments

After mailing in my paystubs, calling countless times, going into my local office twice in person, and leaving 2 voicemails to a supervisor that never returned my calls, my SSD has FINALLY been cut off!!! :D Thank God! Now I just have to wait f... Read more
Lazy Sunday
Sunday, May 05, 2019      5 comments

In yesterday's blog, I erroneously said that I net 67.32% of my gross pay. I don't know how I miscalculated, but it's actually 65.85%. I'm a little sad that I don't even get 2/3rds of my gross pay, but it's close enough. My parents and I ... Read more
New Take Home Pay
Saturday, May 04, 2019      6 comments

I got my new paycheck today, and I netted $1,085.79 for 2 weeks worth of work, which means I'll be getting $2,171.58 net pay each month from now on (excluding the 2 months a year where I get 3 paychecks). So, my net pay is 67.32% of my gross pa... Read more
Letting Go
Friday, May 03, 2019      7 comments

I transferred to a new unit where I work, and one of my new coworkers doesn't like me. :( Before, I bent over backwards to be her friend, but she clearly has no interest in being mine. She is friendly to everyone but me, and only talks to me wh... Read more
Enjoying My New Job
Saturday, April 27, 2019      9 comments

Just FYI--I didn't get promoted; I am still a Legal Assistant. I just transferred to another unit where I work, and now (obviously) have different job duties. That said, I am enjoying my new job. I started full-time at my new unit on Thur... Read more
Uncomfortable Encounter With Apartment Owner
Saturday, April 20, 2019      6 comments

This morning, as I was warming up my car to run errands, my apartment owner knocked on the driver's side window. I opened the car door, and he said (in Korean) that this is not my parking spot. I told him that it's my family's, and that I live... Read more
Friday, April 19, 2019      6 comments

I have been tracking my expenses for the first time in my life this month, and I have discovered that I have been spending far more than I previously believed. I am shocked at how much I have already spent this month, and it's not even the end ... Read more

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