GI Jane Finances

June 29, 2008


Filed under: Living the good life — gijanefinances @ 1:16 pm

OK, it has been a week back in the states. It was a horrific 10 hours to Chicago. The seats had no leg room whatsoever, and I am only 66 inches. United decided to add an additional section called Economy Plus where you can get 5 more inches of legroom. I seriously considered it at the kiosk, but not at a price of $700 more. United is on crack. I really need to figure out the point system, so I can upgrade to first class.

This school I am in has a lot of homework. I have to write a massive essay that is due tomorrow. The instructor had the nerve to email more case studies to read over the weekend. Today’s goals are to:

1. Write essay/read case studies
2. Do laundry
3. Exercise

Yesterday, was my free day and prep for the essay. I saw Wanted–which was awesome. I decided to update my wardrobe for a mere $350. I purchased three dresses, one skirt, two Romeo and Juliet t-shirts and two necklaces. Not bad, love being next to an outlet mall. I actually got a coupon for Of 5th Ave: buy one, get one item 50% off from 30 Jun-6 July.

Last night, before drifting to sleep, I remembered all of the bills awaiting me upon my return home. My property manager emailed me about owing her $129 for fixing the washer. I still owe $1600 in property taxes in August. The good news is my student loans will be about $4900 on 1 July. I have about $6000 in emergency savings. I wish it could be used to wipe it out entirely. But my house is still on the market, and will come out of pocket. Today, is an open house with another price reduction–the same amount I paid for it in 2004. Sigh.

At least I found my missing decoration.

GI Jane



  1. Yeh def not worth it for $700!! Good call šŸ™‚

    I haven’t travelled overseas since I was little and I don’t how I would react now with 10 hour flights..6 hour flights across the U.S. kill me right now lol. I guess lots and lots of sleep šŸ™‚

    Comment by Zombie Money — July 27, 2008 @ 9:00 pm

  2. It was horrible!

    Comment by gijanefinances — August 24, 2008 @ 12:20 pm

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