I have a lot going on this year, so it’s a bit harder to commit full weekends flying to the exotic trips I’ve been enjoying. However, it’s a great opportunity to up my frugal road trip game!
I’m the kind of person who loves to learn. I’ve always enjoyed the classroom setting and had a knack for school. My company offers tuition reimbursement of up to $5,250 – the IRS limit – for every calendar year for any pursuit of higher education. I decided that it would be worth pursuing a free MBA (although at a slow pace) since it would ultimately be a free degree, and hey, why not? The annual reimbursement amounted to two and a half classes a year, so some of it was out of pocket, but I had planned to be in corporate America for the next 20 or 30 years anyway and most of my mentors had graduate degrees.
The experiment has been a success. It's time for an update after four and a half years of marriage .
I'm quite fortunate in that my company is on an annual raise and bonus cycle, which kicks in on January 1st. Every year before the wint...