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I’m Engaged & I’m Switching Jobs

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Whew… how’s that for two life changing events in a short span.

First, I proposed to my girlfriend while we were on top of a mountain in Lake Tahoe on the 27th of July (she said yes) and I will be starting my new job of the 28th of August. Yes, I proposed on 7/27 and will be switching jobs on 8/28… I love palindromes (and coincidences and sarcasm). The workings of these events all occured in the last few weeks and I hadn’t blogged about them (much) because I wanted to get word out in other ways and make things official before I wrote about them. (For those of you keeping score with the net worth updates and how I haven’t had one in a few months, I didn’t want the numbers to clue anyone to the fact that I was going to propose… net worth updates will continue as usual in September October)

So… expect to be reading a little about the first and a lot about the process of the second in the coming days or weeks.

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23 Responses to “I’m Engaged & I’m Switching Jobs”

  1. James says:

    Hey, Congratulations on your engagement!

  2. Sun says:

    Congrats on both, the engagement and the job!

  3. FMF says:

    I KNEW it (the engagement part at least). Who could resist proposing in Tahoe????

    Congrats, man!!! You better send me an invite to the wedding!!!!! 😉

  4. claire says:

    Hey, what great news.

    That is so cute that you thought somebody would guess from your net worth reports that you were buying a ring.

    Isn’t it funny what our money reveals about us?

  5. mbhunter says:


  6. frugal says:

    Congratulations. Big steps!

  7. LAMoneyGuy says:

    Sucker! Haha, just kidding. Congrats!

  8. mapgirl says:

    Announcing it on 8/8? That’s very lucky in Asian cultures. Planning a wedding in two years on 08/08/08? Not quite a palindrome, but close…

    Oh nuts. I’m too busy being sarcastic that I forgot to congratulate you! 🙂

  9. mapgirl says:

    whoa. I just posted that at 2:03am, but your timestamp is for 4 hours later… what’s up with your system time?

  10. Paul says:

    Congrats! Can’t wait to hear about it.

  11. Flexo says:

    Congratulations, man!

  12. Jonathan says:

    Dude… big mistake 🙂

  13. FMF says:

    BTW, what are the details on the job? Is it that $200k deal you were thinking of? 😉

  14. jim says:

    Thanks for the kind words everyone, the only details I’ll give about the new job are that it’s down the street (no additional commute), it’s an 18% raise and big career step. I’ll be working with some cool technology that I probably won’t be able to talk about. 🙂

  15. Tim MMF says:

    Congratulations! I hope both work out well for you. Are you going to be helping with the wedding planning or just reporting on the cost of it all? 😉 Have fun w/ the new Top Secret job.

  16. Amanda says:

    Congratulations on your engagement! If you need any advice on wedding planning, I’ll be glad to assist!

  17. jim says:

    I’ll be writing on the decisions and financials of all the decisions maybe… I’m not sure. I guess it’ll be like the house hunting… haven’t thought that far yet. 🙂

  18. FMF says:

    18% increase????!!!! You’re the man!!! Beers are on you!!!!!!

  19. jim says:

    Some would read that to mean I was previously undercompensated. 🙂

  20. Single Ma says:

    Fabulous news! CONGRATS!!

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  22. 2 million says:

    Congrats! wow must be the season – i just got engaged too at the end of July.

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