So here is where my money has been going/will be going:
- Deposit for the new place
- First month's rent up front
- Stuff needed to move in - decoration items, some furniture, rugs, silverware, and other random things in the house
- Paying off my car
- Two trips to Philly
- Renter's Insurance
- Materials to paint the bedroom
I still think about getting a second job all the time, but since I'm already tutoring and babysitting on the side of teaching, I'm not sure there's much time to do that unless I want to give up my weekends. I'm not really sure I'm willing to do that.
I know it will all work out, and one day I'll actually be able to have a substantial savings account, but for right now I'll just revel in the fact that I am not in crazy debt despite the mass majority of people my age who are right now, and that I will have my car paid off.
Sometimes you just have to keep reminding yourself of the positives! :)