Tuesday, March 9, 2010

A Frugal Afternoon

Today I went down to the district office in downtown LA and took care of two pieces of business. I applied for my secondary credential in English and I turned in my transcripts to the salary allocation department. As a teacher, my raises are based on my years of service and continuing education credits. I turned in enough units today to get a raise! YES!

The lady told me it will either start on my April or May paycheck. I am expecting around $100 extra each month, after taxes. The other good news is that whenever it kicks in I will be retro paid from February, which is when I finished the last class I needed. I feel good because I know I can use this amount to pay down my debt faster.

After that, I headed to the mall to not spend money. That's right, I made a trip to the mall solely to use four coupons for free items. I'll detail it in my free stuff in March post at the end of the month, but it did sort of provide a shopping fix without requiring spending.

Then I renewed my library book to avoid a fine and so that I can finish Persuasion by Jane Austen by Thursday night for book club....which is what I need to go and do now.


  1. Don't you just love those FREE PRODUCT coupons?! :)

  2. Good for you! I avoid the mall because it turns dangerous for me really fast!