Sunday, July 6, 2008

Jobs Do Not Mean Cash

DH got a new job working as a geek in an electronic store (hint: it's the BEST...or not?). Go him! This is his temporary/summer job until we figure out how in the hell we're going to afford tuition for both of us. WOO!

I hope to get a job hawking knoc-off designer sunglasses at a kiosk in the mall. It's not exactly glamorous, but it pays and it doesn't exactly pay the bills.

When gas costs $4 a gallon, and we live approximately 20 minutes away from our respective jobs (as they're pretty much right next to each other), plus making it to my classes and doing whatever else needs to be done, we consume about a quarter tank of glass in two days. Wow.

For fellow nerds, please observe the following calculations:

Combined, we make about $400 a week or $1200 a month. This is pretty average for married students' income (from what I hear).

Gas = $4 * 16 gallons = $64 a tank

1 tank * 1.5 tanks / week = $96, round to $100 a week

$100 a week in gas = $400 in gas a month

Food for DH and Amie = $20 approximately per day (this includes eating out and/or groceries)

$20 / day * 7 days = $140

$140 * 4 weeks = $560 a month....

And so fricken on.

In these times, how in the world are we supposed to save money? We don't even pay "rent" per se. We just chip in with bills and groceries.

In August, of course, we have some serious tuition going on. What are we supposed to do then?

SO frustrated.


pixie said...

I know it's crazy. I still can't believe how bad gas is. I want to cry everytime I'm at the pump. I don't drive nearly as much as I use to and I'm so glad that my new job is closer.

Amie said...

I know! I can't take it!!!

Molly said...

good luck habibty.