Wow, it's been a while since I updated this.
So, my trip to Adelaide - great fun, shared a cheap flat with a guy doing the same summer job, ended up subletting my place in Brisbane which was good.
-paid off my credit card at the end of December
-saved up about $1000 in ING by June
-took a couple holidays to Melbourne to see family
-used my semester 1 scholarship payment for a $1000 voluntary super contribution '07-'08, = ~$7000 total.
-used about half my ING funds for textbooks, stuff and a trip to my sisters wedding, now it's only $450
-bought flights for my end of year soccer trip and trip home, on my credit card but should be paid off with tomorrows pay
-should be able to get ING back up to ~$1000 in the next few weeks, and then I'm expecting a scholarship payment to make that $2000
-would also be good to have a couple hundred available to spend when I go away with soccer in October, so I'll put that aside over the next couple months as well.
I'm graduating in December, holiday plans are on hold because I'm going to stay with my parents for a few weeks and get my wisdom teeth out, then I don't know when I'll start my new job - presumably in January, see if my new company is interested in letting me have a few weeks off and start in February
I'm still interviewing but it looks like I'll have at least a couple of options, all paying what seem like ridiculous sums of money, most of them will involve corporate-paid relocation away from Brisbane. Because I'm going to go stay with my parents, I'll have minimal expenses before I move to wherever I'm going to work, so I'm not really worried about not earning anything over December.
I won't decide whether to make a voluntary super contribution for the '08-'09 financial year till I know what I'll be earning in '09, if I'm going to go over the income limit for a co-contribution it doesn't seem worth it.
Phew! So, overall, I'm about where I intended to be. With the lure of megabucks next year I haven't really worried about saving much this year, it doesn't seem worth it