Personal Finance Links – New Job Edition

This week I finally managed to land a job as an attorney. I interviewed on Monday and started on Tuesday. I’m working for a solo attorney in a small town in southwest Missouri. The job is somewhat like a paid internship. The pay isn’t great, but the experience will be valuable.

The next couple of weeks are going to be crazy. I will still be working my weekend job for a while longer since I wanted to give them proper notice and I didn’t think it would be fair to leave so soon after they trained me. Luckily, my new employer is flexible enough to allow me to still work weekends.

Unfortunately, my van living will be coming to and end. The town I will be working in is way too small to be able to keep my van living secret and I don’t think my employer would approve. Also, since I will be commuting between KC and southwest Missouri for the next few weeks a more economical vehicle would be a better choice. In the next couple of weeks I’ll be looking for a new vehicle and an apartment. I’ll keep you updated on my progress.

Here are some blog posts from the past week or so that I liked:

5 Ways Being a Stay at Home Parent Saves You Money at I Heart Budgets.

Building Momentum in Personal Finance at The College Investor.

5 Health Related Things I Learned by Working at Home from 36 Months.

How to Save Money and Not Spend $300k While Raising a Child from Frugal Rules.


Going Unprocessed at Poor to Rich a Day at a Time.

21 thoughts on “Personal Finance Links – New Job Edition

  1. Thanks for the Mention and Congrats on the Job!

    Too bad there is not a national forest a little out of town you could “hide out” on! But yeah small towns means folks know what you are doing before you do! LOL From what I can see though , Missouri is fairly cheap in rent from many other areas???? That would be a bonus 🙂

    • I’ve had good luck with Toyotas so that will be my first choice. I have relatives with a used car lot that I usually buy my cars from. What I end up buying depends on what they have available.

  2. Congrats on getting the job Andy! So glad to hear that something has finally come through for you. Making the drive from KC each weekend won’t be ideal but hopefully it’s just for a few weeks!

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