How I managed it, well I am not quite sure, but I seem to have lucked into a really great girlfriend in a lot of ways. She has everything you would want in a girl from the superficial viewpoints and it turns out that her family has a great deal of money. You would not know this looking at what she drives or how she dresses. I knew she was running a place that does tree removal in Hendersonville NC when I met her, so I assumed that she had a good job. However the next thing I knew she was running an entirely different business in Asheville, a place that did contracting of various sorts. After a bit I realized that she would skip about between different businesses making sure that they were all keeping their books in good order and that no one was mismanaging anything. She has dozens of cousins who are all involved in different aspects of a network of businesses of all sorts.
Of course I am still trying to become a CPA, although I have to get my stuff together and finish up the classes that I have remaining. I am just a regular accountant now and I keep my job. I am living in her guest room for now. She found out my lease was up and insisted upon it after we had been going out for about three months. Her rationale was that I could watch her dogs when she is out of town, which is just about a third of the time. Her dogs are serious business, when they have puppies people start politicking for the chance to buy them, but she makes you prove that you know how to take care of them properly. These dogs are treated like royalty and worth a lot of money.