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Big News - Husband's New Job!

May 4th, 2017 at 03:21 pm

Oh my gosh - so excited! D applied for a job with the best employer in our state last year, but it's a government entity and moves at a glacial pace. Then they paused the hiring process. But a month ago they called him again and said that they were going to put the job back out and they wanted him to apply. His current work situation is fine (not great), but there has always been the background threat that it might close (several reasons). And his coworker who he really liked just got a new job about 2 weeks ago.

Anyway, the new employer called yesterday to tell him he got the job, and the salary is... $34,000 more than he's making now. I am not kidding. We are stunned.

Here's the brand new financial situation:
Me: $45,000 per year (perks are my business pays for health insurance and our celphones and home internet; I am self-employed so flexible hours)
D: $88,000 per year (perks are he gets health insurance and we get subsidized health insurance, a lot more vacation time, 401k with matching. What will cost more: gas to get there, maybe some clothes since it's a less casual environment).

Here is the debt that we need to deal with:
- $2680 that we owe back to ourselves for the tax bill we had on April 15 (we are paying ourselves back bit by bit)
- $2119 estimated taxes due June 15 (ugh - but my business will give a distribution for some of it since it's because of business profit last year)
- $8850 left on mortgage
- $?? - need to build a dog fence for our dog - not sure how much this will cost
- We have enough money to make the September school payment, but not enough to pay the October payment (short by $500) - but now we can cover this until our mortgage is paid off!

15 Responses to “Big News - Husband's New Job!”

  1. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    Congratulations! Such amazing news and what a blessing. CONGRATULATIONS AND GREAT WORK!

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Congratulations!! That is wonderful news. I think your home is being paid off soon!!

  3. MonkeyMama Says:

    That is awesome!

  4. ceejay74 Says:

    Wow, that is a HUGE jump. Congratulations!!

  5. Bluebird Says:

    That is phenomenal!!! Your debt payoff goals will really be accelerated now!

  6. scottish girl Says:


  7. PatientSaver Says:

    Congratulations! Great news!

  8. snafu Says:

    Pass along congratulations to DH. What fun you'll have working out the various allocation options. Keep us in loop with your plan.

  9. Laura S. Says:

    Wow! That is a HUGE increase. Congratulations!

  10. Dido Says:

    Congrats on the big win!

  11. Carol Says:

    Congratulations! What great news!

  12. kashi Says:

    That's amazing!! Congrats!

  13. CB in the City Says:

    That's an AMAZING raise! Congrats to hubby!

  14. My English Castle Says:

    So fabulous! How nice!

  15. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Fantastic news!

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