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April 8th, 2008 at 10:08 am

I can't believe it's April already...

Most important news: I turned 19! A month ago actually, on March 7th. I still can't believe that I'm in my second semester of college and 19.

I quit my job. I'm taking more classes this semester and the homework for each class has increased. My boss says I'm welcome to come back anytime.

I have to work during summers but I'm not sure I want to continue working during the semesters. Especially now that I'm getting into more higher up classes and the work load is only going to increase more. I want to have some free time instead of going from class to homework to work. I will decide on whether to continue working or not during the school year later.

I've registered for my classes for Summer and Fall terms [Summer term is optional]. I'm taking 3 classes over the summer. On the upside I don't have to worry about taking these classes over the regular semester, putting me a little ahead of schedule, but the scholarships from the school don't apply to the summer term. It will cost me $1,034 for the Summer term. I've stepped up my scholarship search and applied for two more (the scholarships are outside my school. I found them on Fastweb.com). Luckily the $1034 is not due all at once.

I filed my taxes early this year and got my refund a couple weeks after I quit my job. Perfect timing as my refund will get me through April and May. I put it in savings to collect interest and will withdraw it as needed.

I will be getting an economic stimulus check of $600. Yay! This will go towards tuition and books for the summer.

I haven't contributed to my IRA in awhile (bad Cassandra!). I will over the summer though. My goal for the summer is to spend as little as possible (just food, gas, rent) and save everything else.

That's pretty much it. I don't expect to be online much over the next month: finals started in one month!

3 Responses to “Just About Everything”

  1. JanH Says:

    Happy Birthday! If we don't hear from you...good luck on those finals!

  2. sagegirl Says:

    Cass--congrats on staying so focused. And the summer sessions will pay off in the long run. And, it is always good to at least keep in touch with your former boss--keep those contacts as they come in handy. Good luck with finals.

  3. HouseHopeful Says:

    Happy birthday! I worked during full course loads during college. Several jobs at one time some semesters. You definately have to find a balance between studying and work. I might suggest just picking up a few hours on, say, 1 a week if your job is flexible with you. But only once you feel comfortable with the course-load.

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