Trash pick up increased 30%: $48/qtrly to $63/qtrly. No explanation. I’m paid up through April, so I’ll call other trash companies in the next few weeks to get the service switched.
Car insurance increased from $161.80/mo. to $199.80/mo. out of nowhere! Nothing has changed. I have never, ever paid this month per month for full coverage on two vehicles. Our vehicles are both 10+ years old! I know car insurance rates vary wildly depending on state, but we’ve always paid $90-$140 per month for 2 vehicles. The $161 we had been paying recently was already much higher than we were use to. I don’t understand the price hike. No tickets, no accidents, etc. Credit scores are good. Already started shopping around, but I did email my insurance guy to ask why it increased so much. It’s not even renewal time, we haven’t had them for six full months yet!
I’m assuming the car insurance increase also means a future homeowner’s policy increase. Both our homeowner’s policies are paid in full through October.
It’s frustrating how the price of every thing keeps increasing, yet wages remain stagnant in this country. I wouldn’t even know where to begin to fix this wage issue and lessen the gap between the classes. I’m not sure our government officials will ever fix it either. Too much wasted time arguing.
Speaking of wages, DH’s raise still has not gone into effect, nor has his boss told him what it is. DH has attempted to speak with his boss and HR and continues to get the run around. I cannot wait until he can tell that place where to shove it!
DH is actively taking the steps to start a new career. He was suppose to take the university entrance exam last week, but it was canceled that morning. Now he’s scheduled to take it next week. Enrollment is end of April. He’s hoping to start classes this summer, but it may be fall. He won’t know what courses are available when until he applies after testing scores come back (within 72hrs of taking it.)
I’m thrilled for DH. This is a huge step for him. He’s Mr. Content, no real drive for more success, but the toxic work environment is pushing him to his breaking point. Thankful he has this opportunity, and I’ll share more as we go. I know it will be tough, for both of us, but we’ll make it work.
- End goal: New job. Higher salary. Out of state relocation! Debt free!!!
- Timeline: 2-3 years. Hopefully 2! (Debt free before then.)