This is a bit of a gloat ... So if you can't handle me high fiving myself ... Perhaps look away now
So if you're still with me - I just wanted to share something that I feel really proud of. I've just thought of the enormity of what I've been doing. I looked at my bank account today and realised I've saved all of the money I need to pay for my $13 000 surgery without getting a loan (I've already paid some of it off over a year). I'm so so so happy I've made it. I live with my mum which has helped hugely because even though I pay board and for a storage shed - living with her is saving me $300 a fortnight in rent alone.
I've been struggling lately as I desperately want to move out and my surgery date is constantly being put back so now I've achieved my goal I'm handing in my first rental application tomorrow.
I have been so careful with grocery shopping and buy only what I need, absolutely no wastage and meal planning. I also make everything from scratch and I've really stuck to my budget. I've also accepted every supply day I've been offered which has been a lot this term. It's been stressful working so much with my boys and no help whatsoever (my mum doesn't help at all ... But I know she doesn't have to. It's just a popular misconception that I get help living with her.) But it's all totally worth it. I'm going to work my buns off until surgery and hopefully have a fair amount of savings by the end of the year as well.
I know this seems like a pointless post - but hot diggity do I'm so pleased.
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16-05-2013 22:32 #1
Happy dance - just wanted to share
16-05-2013 22:35 #2
I'm glad and happy for you
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16-05-2013 22:36 #3
That's awesome well done High Five
16-05-2013 22:40 #4
Thanks ladies It's such a lovely feeling. I think imagine if I didn't have to get this blardy surgery - I'd be on my way to a house deposit ... Oh well Ha
16-05-2013 22:48 #5
16-05-2013 22:56 #6Senior Member
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Good for you...I hope your surgery is a success and you are on the way to saving for a house soon.
17-05-2013 05:59 #7
That's wonderful news TB&M
17-05-2013 06:18 #8Senior Member
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Good on you TB&M!
17-05-2013 07:44 #9
Good job on the saving. What an achievement. Living at home or not, saving that amount of cash on a single income is awesome!
I have done a similar thing although for different reasons. I am currently living with my parents so we could save money to buy a caravan and go on trips. I pick up the caravan in 11weeks than I plan to start saving towards a house deposit, move out into my own rental (again) after our 6 week trip and in the new year and than continue saving. My goal is to save at least $5K a year (hopefully achieve closer to $10K though), put $20 a week extra into my super plus still go on regular weekend and extended holidays in the caravan. All in good time. Surgery first, and than the house deposit.
17-05-2013 08:04 #10Senior Member
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Great work! You deserve to feel very proud of yourself!
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