Wednesday, November 14, 2012

November 2012 Updates

Is it really November 2012 already? Thanksgiving is next week?? Not a whole lot going on in my life. Credit card debt still with me but sooner or later I will start to pay it down. Below are some life updates for now:

Job / Career: I'm still working in New York City but tomorrow is my last day here. My current assignment will end on Friday and I will not have any work for a couple of weeks. The project wanted to keep me here until June 2013 but I recommended to them to hire a local analyst to lower theirs costs. My hotel stays are close to $4,000 a month so it makes more sense to hire someone locally. I also offered to train them. The client, the people and the city have been great, I will miss my per diems and working from home every Friday but I'm ready for a new adventure. I will be home for a couple of weeks and will probably keep the baby. Four different clients in Houston want me to come work with them but a large chemical company has me locked for now so I can't look. I'm not looking forward to sitting in traffic everyday but I need to be home for the wife and baby.

Baby: She is wonderful, she's precious. She's sitting up now and eating all kinds of baby food. We finally got off the expensive formula at 6 months so now I can buy the bigger containers at Sam's for $30. Baby has everything she needs and daddy always makes sure to stock up on things like diapers and baby wipes. A very nice lady watches her during the day while we work and the cost is only $35 dollars per day. Everything has been very smooth with baby so I'm hoping nothing changes, I couldn't be happier.

iPhone 5: Finally found iPhone 5's at the Apple store at Grand Central station in New York. The only word I can use to describe it is amazing! It is so thin and fast, works like a charm, check it out:


I decided to post our old iPhone 4's on eBay instead of selling to a friend like I had planned. They have a few hours left and for some reason the white iPhone seems to be very popular, I will net well over $500 so I'm happy, we paid $199 for these new almost 2 years ago! That's the nice thing about Apple products, they hold their value. Here's how much they are going for right now:


That's right, $291 dollars for a used phone, can you believe that? the black one is not as popular but I think it will sell for a little bit more. All the money will go back to the credit card to cover the costs of the new iPhones.

Money: Money situation is good. I received a very nice bonus at work but the government decided to take almost $1,700 dollars in taxes! Yikes! I also won an award at work so now I have close to $1,400 in gift cards that I can redeem, not sure what to do with those but every time I redeem a gift card my paycheck gets taxes at 35% so for now I will let that money sit in there until next year. I also won an election bet with a friend for $1,000 dollars! Had Romney won the election it would have cost me $1,000. I knew I could win this bet the moment the GOP started arguing against birth control and abortion bs. This will totally be play money and will not go to debt or bills.

That's all the updates for now... stay tuned for another edition of crazy credit card spending, seems someone loves going to the bars a little too much in NYC!

HS

5 comments:

  1. Sounds like everything is going great for you! Welcome back to Texas.

    I cant believe people would pay that much for used phones. Can you sell mine? ;)

    Glad all is well for you and baby girl. This is a fun age.

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  2. I can sell anything :) But it may not get you much...

    HS

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  3. Next time, your wife should breastfeed so you can save big money on formula. If she works, she can pump if possible. Even bfing in the AM and PM and weekends is possible!

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  4. Sounds like you work at Accenture :) glad you got a local assignment.

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  5. IBM, Accenture, Deloitte, PWC, Ernst & Young, AON, ACS, KPMG, Towers etc... one of them LOL

    HS

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