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I've found a new job

January 6th, 2016 at 06:58 pm

I put in my two weeks notice at my job this morning. I've accepted a job at the Dollar General right next to my apartment. It's part time, 15 hours a week. My mom suggested that I try to work both jobs, but because I'm on disability I'm not sure if I can do that without going over my work or income limit.

One of the nice things about working at Dollar General is they have a retirement plan that even part time employees can take advantage of. Dollar General will even match the first 5%. Who would turn down free money like that? :-) I haven't had any type of retirement savings since I left the Air Force Academy, so it will be nice to put some money aside for that. I already consider myself to be "semi retired" due to my disability income. It's not that I need the income; I can pay my bills just fine with my disability. I work as a way to keep myself busy and the paycheck is just a nice bonus.

7 Responses to “I've found a new job”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Right next to your apartment? That is great!

  2. Tightwad Kitty Says:

    That's great Jessica, and no travel time in Winter.

  3. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Congrats, hope it goes well!

  4. CB in the City Says:

    Sounds like a good deal all round.

  5. snafu Says:

    Congratulations on your new job. Love your plan to join their retirement plan and take full advantage of their 5% contribution match. It's also an income tax deduction. Retail can be fun and you get to talk to a lot of different people every shift. I suggest you check the terms and conditions imposed by your disability plan so that you know what earned income is allowed, restrictions on hours worked per week, in case you are asked to worked more hours for vacation periods or holidays like next Christmas.

    I wonder if you're willing to share some of your savings tips that keep you moving through the DR steps. Do you use Mint.com [free] to track spending and savings?

  6. Jessica Rupe Says:

    Thank you everyone.

    Snafu, no, I don't use any kind of tracking software. I did try DR's Every Dollar program, but I haven't been consistent with it so I no longer use it. I have a prepaid debit card that sends me a text message with my balance every time I use my card to buy something, so that's the main way I track my spending. My emergency fund is basically my back pay from my Social Security disability. I have a representative payee who manages my disability income, and thanks to my job I very rarely have to call her to ask for money. My payee also sends me a weekly "stipend" check from my disability income, which I put into my own personal savings account.

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    What a great commute!

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