Valdosta Daily Times


March 24, 2013

Brittany's Budget Diary: Au revoir! That’s fancy talk for peace out

VALDOSTA — Well, my dear budgeteers, your worst nightmares are coming true. No, “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” “C” lister Lisa Vanderpump didn’t win “Dancing with the Stars”  (yet) and Alice’s premonition to the Volturi from “Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2” didn’t end up being reality (thank you, Lord), but I am leaving Valdosta and The Valdosta Daily Times.

By the time you read this, I will be in Savannah where my hubby has taken a job with the Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Department. Before you go jump off a cliff, hold tight. Because my Budget Diary is clearly the most important thing The Times publishes every week (this is based off my own calculations of course ...) I have been signed on to remain a forever budgeteer for as long as I can convince my boss that I am in fact valuable.

So, for a bit, my diary will take a drastic turn as it becomes my unemployed chronicle as I make my way through Savannah with little money, no job prospects and living in my parents’ spare room with my husband, two dogs and 16-pound cat. Needless to say, it’s going to be pretty magical.

I will be venturing into a new part of my life as I try to achieve a job making more money and buying a house, and lucky you, you get to make that journey with me.

I didn’t want to shun my budgeteers in front of the others, but my new page,, only has 75 likes. I have officially deleted my old page and it is imperative that you follow my new one.

Seriously, do you want to miss out on pictures of myself curled up in the fetal position as I wait by the phone hoping for a job interview? You will only see something that sad and struggling on “Two and a Half Men” and let’s face it, I am far more entertaining than Ashton Kutcher.

Also, don’t forget to follow me on Twitter @VDT_Brittany. I will be posting updates on my general well-being (because I know you care), outfits I wear to job interviews, budget cuts as I start to save for a down payment on a house, and more.

It’s a scary road I’m walking, but I wouldn’t rather have anyone else on this journey but you ... and maybe Emma Stone. I just feel like she would be a really awesome best friend.

All that being said, I won’t spend this entire article lamenting. I do have a few tidbits of valuable advice on the art of moving without money.

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