What A Difference A Year Makes

Last August, I posted about how our financial situation had significantly changed for the better from two years prior. What’s interesting about that post is that 10 days later, my wife was laid off from her job and we faced a potentially challenging time. Less than a week after being laid off, we were blessed with her receiving a new job, saving us from what could put our financial situation in dire straits.

Well, now I’d like to take a look at August 2007 compared to August 2008 (see below). Again, we’ve been greatly blessed and have seen our financial picture improve more than we could have even hoped. We’ve continued to increase our retirement investments and improve our savings. We’ve also eliminated our credit card debt and improved our salaries. Another major change from last year is that my wife now has another new job in a field that she is truly passionate about. Her new job has so many benefits, I can’t list them all here. The short list is company car and gas card, 401(k) with company match, and cell and internet reimbursements. What you can’t see in the breakdown below is that her annual bonus should be ~$20,000!

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