August 6th, 2002

JOY

Cash Poor

It's official. I'm broke. At least until the 15th. It's strage, I've never really been this broke before. I don't know what I did wrong last month--I paid a lot towards my credit cards, but I didn't have to pay my car payment, so I thought those would balance out. I guess Hawaii and Atlantic City are finally catching up with me. But now, I have low balances on my credit cards but no cash, so I'm just racking up more credit card debt in order to buy groceries and shit. Madness. I'm going to plan a little better this month.

My current financial situation is just another reason, though, why I need a new job. When I got laid off at my last job, I thought I was overpaid, so I just hoped to get the same salary, which I thankfully got. But of course I find a job at a company that does not give out raises, or at least the ones they do give out are for between 2 and 4 percent and don't go into effect until 6 months after they are issued. The bottom line is, I'm making the same money I was making over 2 years ago, the next opportunity for me to make more money comes in October (I got issued a raise in April, but still don't know if it's 2 or 4 percent), and my rent alone has gone up 12% since then. I used to be so proud of myself for having a savings account. It's a damn good thing I started one, as I've been having to dip out of it more often than I'd like to.

So wah. No money for me.
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