Money management…

… is often a fun hobby for me, realistically. This year however, money is a little bit tighter than previously (partially as I live alone, and partially because being a grad student isn't as lucrative as it could otherwise be… but also because travel is expensive and I have to pay for everything upfront while waiting to be reimbursed, and I still haven't heard back about funding from the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research for my upcoming trip to Kitchener-Waterloo and…).

But it's not like I'm destitute, or anything. I think that tomorrow when I go into work I'll change my availability slightly (not much of course, just opening myself up for an additional shift a week maximum), and well, I'm going to have to move some money around. I don't touch my RRSPs, and won't touch my main TFSA, or my DRIP investments, but my shorter term investments (particularly the savings accounts that are meant for this purpose which are earning VERY little interest and maybe my other funds meant for a rainy day) are useful for times such as these. Interestingly, I expected to have to dip into these funds a lot sooner than now, and I won't have to for at least another week or two.

But I'm still enjoying watching my other investments grow. And I know that at some point in the next year I'll be in a different fiscal situation. While I doubt I'll finish these degrees completely by the end of the summer, I will CERTAINLY be done by the end of the calendar year.

Huh… some dud started singing and playing the guitar outside. How strange.