So I've been a lazy blogger. I haven't been tracking my finances as well this past week. I am still sick, for one, and I just need to relax. I have put the condo shopping, house building, and working out on hold for a little bit as I recover and rest. What I have been doing is thinking about my life and my future.
I always knew I would go to law school and I almost went right after college a year ago. At the time I wasn't ready and my parents paid for my LSAT prep class, but I snoozed through the entire thing and didn't attend half the classes. I was relieved to be done with college and I wasn't ready to sit through 4 hour classes at night and take prep tests every other Saturday. Now, I regret that and I wish I had followed through with it when I didn't have a job. Since I already "took" the class, to take it again is half the price - $776. Not bad but also a great deal when the class is originally $1500+. I really think it's worth it because I work full-time right now and I need someone to tell me what to do and tell me I need to do homework. I do well with routines and structure! In addition, since I will be paying for it, I'm sure I will be in the front seat of every class. I'm already familiar with the test and have taken a bunch of practice tests, I know what I'm in for and I'm definitely ready for it. Life is about challenging yourself and I really enjoy my job but I feel the need to push myself further and reach my aspirations that I have set for myself. Since I will also have to pay $139 to take the LSAT, we're looking at $915 I need to gather/save quickly before the end of July. I'm still debating on taking it in October or December, but I'm leaning towards the former because I'm ready now and I don't want to put it off.
I'm planning to set aside $305 each month starting THIS month, so by July I will have $915.