I Feel Stagnant
August 24, 2009 5 Comments
I keep thinking about my financial situation and it is really hard knowing that each month I only get paid once. The time from the beginning of the month to the end is so long and so many things can go wrong!
I get all these ideas in the middle of the month for what I can do with my next paycheck – and then by the time the next month comes I’m just f’n glad to have money. The end of the month is just so damn hard: just waiting to get paid!
It will be nice having my money for teaching every two weeks.
I’m debating using this money (~$150/week) as my sole spending money for the month and put all of my other income from my day job on my credit card – or to go about my original plan of just having $100/week budget with a $100 reserve and put all of my teaching money onto the credit card.
I like the idea of my discretionary living expenses being paid exclusively from my second income, but am not sure if I’ll actually be able to implement this effectively every month.
In other news, Mr Cousin and I went hiking this weekend and I picked about $40 worth of Chanterelle mushrooms. Granted, I won’t get money for them, but they are tasty and delicious and now I don’t have to buy them at the Farmer’s Market. I’m planning on going back to the same area next week with a big sack and picking up even more, then posting an add on Craig’s List or maybe even selling them myself at the Farmer’s market. They go for about $8 for a box the size of a small Strawberry container – I picked twice that within the first 10 minutes of our hike and had to leave a whole bunch in the wilderness! I’m not sure if I will be able to sell them. But if nothing else I can always freeze them and have delicious Chanterelle mushrooms all winter long.
Anyone out there know anything about freezing mushrooms or squash or bell peppers? As the summer comes to a close I want to stock up on the vegetables that I love so that I can have enough for the entire winter and not have to pay ridiculous prices for crappy produce over the winter months.