I hope to get a job hawking knoc-off designer sunglasses at a kiosk in the mall. It's not exactly glamorous,
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?