Thursday, December 17, 2015

Update on job situation and life

The husband had his phone interview a while back. It went great! They called about a week later and asked if he was still interested in the position, because they were going to start contacting his references. He said he was interested, and not much later they emailed and said they would like him to come for an in-person interview in early January. Yay! We think there is a very good chance he is going to be selected for this position, but we will have to wait a few more weeks to find out.

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I've been keeping up with Gnucash, and I think I'm going to keep using it. If there were a version of Quickbooks for personal finances, this would be it. Its layout is very similar and it has the ability to produce reports, just like Quickbooks.

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The bugger has been growing up like crazy! Over the last few weeks he has gotten much better at using his fork and drinking out of a regular (not a sippy) cup. His favorite activity by far is playing at the playground in our neighborhood.

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We have only a minimal TSP contribution remaining for December. This year we contributed the full $18,000. I am planning to shut off the TSP for a while, until we know what the retirement plan looks like at the Husband's new job. If it doesn't have a match, then we will turn it back on and max it out for 2016 before he separates from military service. If there is a match then we will leave the TSP alone and contribute nothing for 2016. (We will make the maximum contribution using his new employer's retirement plan).

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