I’m so excited Mr. Brickie is back at work. It’s day two and we heard that he is going to be working another day or two and then they’ll be off until the stone gets in. It’s been ordered but, well, shit happens. I have this tagged with the unemployment graphic because he's only been at work one day (not including today) so he's technically not working even … [Read more...] about How We Spent It! (4/15/15)
The first time we made a budget it didn’t look anything like the one we have today. It was a list of all our bills, expenses, and income on a piece of paper I tore out of a spiral notebook. ================================================================== Our Budget (Month) (Year) Name of bill $xx.xx (Date Due) Name of bill $xx.xx (Date Due) Name of bill $xx.xx … [Read more...] about Our Very First Super Simple Budget
This is a super short one because I have been stupid-crazy-sick for a week with a fever and lost time and everything. I feel better today but still really weak and my brain is kind of hurky-jerky and it wants to keep a train of thought but before I know it I'm suddenly thinking about how awesome a slushie would be for my throat and totally forget what I was talking about … [Read more...] about How We Spent It State Tax Refund Edition!
Yesterday, a reader (Hi Kay! I appreciate you!) asked me if I was overpaying my car payment because it seemed high. It got me thinkng ... I started blogging about finances after I made a pact with myself to stop doing things that were horrible, bad decisions. I've still made bad decisions since I've been blogging. The big ones were last Christmas when I got more credit cards … [Read more...] about Bad Decisions I Have Made
Last Wednesday we got Mr. Brickie’s unemployment check for $752 and we spent $496 on our car payment and left $256 in the bank. I had that Scentsy party and sold a whole bunch. Since it was my launch party, I got the hostess stuff from the party, which included 3 half-price items. I wanted to put $130 in savings toward the rent but spent it on Scentsy. Okay, I didn’t spend … [Read more...] about Working | Expenses | Winter | Where’s My Brain At?