Totally Frenched Out

From the blogger formerly known as Samdebretagne

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


In addition to it being my six year Franciversary, that means it's also one full-year that I've been living in my shoebox. While I realize this kind of living situation isn't for everyone, it's served its purpose for me. I added up the figures yesterday and found out that by living here, I saved 5400€ on rent last year (or about 4000€, if you count the money I lost in the apartment scam). But that's still not a negligible sum!

I also went through my finances and found that I'm over half-way to having saved the amount I'll need to put a payment down on an apartment. It'll be about another year before I'll have the full amount, and I'm of course waiting on my citizenship answer before I make any real decisions, but it's still exciting to see that things are moving along, and that these sacrifices haven't been for rien.



Blogger The Duchess said...

Good for you KSam! Every cloud has a silver lining and all that jazz.

September 9, 2009 at 12:37 PM  
Blogger Justin said...

Great job! I can't wait until you finally meet your goal and start looking for places. How exciting.

September 9, 2009 at 12:52 PM  
Blogger Quid said...

In Chinese culture today is considered lucky (9 is one of the luckiest numbers), so it's a good day to have your anniversary!

And, hey, you might live in a shoebox, but not only are you saving money, you've got a view of the Eiffel tower. Can't ask for much more in Paris.

Congrats, now go out and celebrate!

September 9, 2009 at 2:38 PM  
Blogger Alison said...

Yay! Go you!

September 9, 2009 at 4:37 PM  
Blogger shannon said...

Wow! That is really awesome news!!

September 9, 2009 at 5:32 PM  
Blogger Starman said...

That's a lot of money saved in just one year. Way to go.

September 9, 2009 at 7:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well done on the financial front! You've got a goal in mind, you're taking the necessary steps to get there, and look how far you've come. So many people can't manage that - take a bow!

September 10, 2009 at 5:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

congrats, proud of you.

September 10, 2009 at 7:23 AM  
Blogger Animesh said...

Yay! Congrats!

September 10, 2009 at 10:09 AM  

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