Ahh, thank you all for your well wishes and advice!
Congrats on 34 years of marriage Jan, that is wonderful.
We have opened up a high interest savings account with our bank when we opened up a joint account. Right now I am just rounding up to the next dollar and placing that in the account... sometimes just a few cents, sometimes a couple dollars... It all adds up. Once he his new pay schedule kicks in I will reassess how much to start squirreling away. My goal... might be a little high... but my goal is to have 3 months worth of wages saved up for when I would go on MAT leave. Giving me ----roughly--- enough for 6 months, with MAT pay. If we could afford for me to have the full year off I would love that!
Not sure how it works in other countries but in Canada we can have up to one full year off for MAT leave, receiving around 55% of your regular income (paid by the lovely government) The number seems to have gone up. Last time I looked... (albeit 5 years ago
) it was only 40%.
Should I get hired with DH this would be exponentially better.
I know, I know, don't count the chickens before they hatch! One reason I can go on, and on here instead of talking up my mom. haha. I'd be getting the lectures for sure... I know not to get my hopes up, **** stills happens and this could all be for nothing... but it's nice to be able to think and dream out loud. Too bad I suck at blogging, or I'd just do that.
I always forget I have a blog though.