Great News!!!!!!!! Mr. Brickie just texted me from training - he starts work Friday!! (Training is M-Th) This is, by far, the earliest he’s started working. Last year he started in April. The year before he started in late June. The earlier he starts, the more hours he works. The more hours he works the more he vests into his benefits and health insurance. The more hours … [Read more...] about Back to Work 2016!
Our bank updated the depositing rules and it looks like *fingers crossed* Mr. Brickie’s check is going to (GASP) clear on Friday. Available cash the same week he gets the check? I am…..amazed. Thank you CapitalOne360 for getting your depositing act together. This pleases me greatly because it makes all the budgeting nice in that way a five check month does. Where you can … [Read more...] about How We Will Spend It Tomorrow & July 2015 Net Worth
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
Months. I've been telling everyone and their dog for months that Mr. Brickie would be working any month week day now. "Soon," was a constant refrain. Hope a word used so much it became meaningless. Faith like a childhood stuffed bunny's ear rubbed through with worry. But...it paid off. It happened. He went back to work Friday before last (right before my birthday … [Read more...] about Praise the Lord and Pass the Wine. (Priority Budget for Unpredictable Income)
My financial disappointment (I call it cash-whiplash) is exactly as confusing as it sounds when I share it with you. This week could have started on a more positive note. We found out Mr. Brickie is not working this week, no matter how beautiful the weather is. Seems that other job that was wrapping up is all wrapped up and they used a couple guys instead of bringing on the … [Read more...] about How We Deal With Recurring Financial Disappointment