I called payroll for my old job today, my old district was changing payroll systems about the time I was on medical leave. We went to twice monthly paydays instead of once a month. I got paid 2 deposits on the last payday and I thought that was because of this loan program, basically a short term loan to help people transition from getting a large paycheck once a month to 2 smaller paychecks. In any case I found out that was actually pay I earned and so I don't have to pay that back.I will get all my vacation days paid out on the 22nd of this month next, by my calculations that should be a good amount. I am making less at my new job, and I need to pay for 2 months of carryover health insurance, but I will know by October how close I am to my savings goal of $10K. (at $3,500 now)