Starting as late as October and as early as by the end of the month, I'm receiving an upgrade from an Associate Staff Writer to just plain Staff Writer and a pay increase to officiate that!
Additionally, on Saturday, I put in a bid on my very first apartment located in a nice area of NYC half a block down from the express stop on the subway line near where my job is moving to.
I don't normally celebrate things via MTGS, but this is a both a substantial life-improving career and pay boost, as is it a literal life-changing transition from living at home while I nurse my student debt to living in the city and being a Big Shot Part Deux.
Thanks everyone for thanking and/or weighing in.
@Krimson_Viper: If you followed my next-level spec on everything except I guess Mikaeus (which I still think is a long-term runner) and possibly the $0.25 black rares from INN I recommended (though Curse of Death's Hold is firmly $1 from sub-$0.50), that should get you through the winter. My only additional advice is go back in time and trade for Increasing Savagery at $0.25 and get whatever AVR cards you want before they're OOP since RoE: Everything is More Expensive is probably just going to go up indefinitely until rotation.