Yesterday I was at work, at about 4 pm my manager called me into a meeting and nicely told me my job was gone. You know the job I raved about back in September is no more. It appears the company I worked for over hires in the late summer early fall and does mass firing right before Christmas. I did not know this going in.
So that leaves me a single mother of a daughter who is turning 13 in 3 weeks, without a job right before the holidays.
These next 3 weeks are ussually a festive fun time in my house: this year Rachel and I will have to postpone celebrating birthdays and well Christmas ( and yes we have still been celebrating) will be very low key.
I have either in the bank or know of the following funds coming in within the next 4 weeks: $1645.00
That is what I have to last me till the end of January when I pray IE may kick in. I may not qualify as I had quit my previous job right before moving to Toronto. I will have to wait and see on that one. But prayfully I can find a full time job before then. Or at least a way to earn about $1,000 a month.
So HERE is the budget and I will be updating it as I go. Week by week.
My Survival Holiday Budget
Income and Savings : $1,645
Rent $700 ( I thank God for a decent rent)
Utilities $300(phone,cell, internet, hydro)
Transportation $110 (TTC)
Christmas $75 (Rachel really wanted a laptop but had also asked for an MP3 player) Spotted a nice one for $22.
RIS $75 ( is Islamic Conference I really wanted to go to Dec24-26 at the Convention Center).
Haircut/Color $25 (when job hunting one must look good)
Birthdays $25 ( thinking maybe a movie on the cheap)
Can I do it? Yes I can!