Today is a bittersweet day. We are spending the last overtime check. It was so nice while it lasted. This one was super easy and quick because none of it left the house. We had to refill the buffer because we went over budget on school fees and I put $10 in each of the kids’ lunch accounts online just in case. GGR is Gas/Groceries/Restaurants and the defaults on … [Read more...] about How We Spent It 8/14/2015
I hate waking up early and getting crazy hungry at 6am. I don’t feel like I’m qualified to breathe yet, much less consume nutrients. Gah. I’m on some kind of crazy roll getting up way before my normal get-up time of 7:30am. I’ll just thank my lucky stars and consider it training for when school starts and we all have to get our happy butts out of bed earlier than we’d … [Read more...] about How We Spent It! 8/7/2015
I’ve used You Need A Budget for a month and it’s been wonderful. I thought I was doing fine with my spreadsheet and my forecasting and all those changes. I felt like having to track every single penny would be awful and make me feel strangled with details. On the contrary, it feels like we could do so much more with the money we had. I can look and see exactly how much we … [Read more...] about Happy August!
We received a check from our former home insurance company for overpayment. Windfall! I used it to pay off the Walmart store card. This Friday when we get a check + overtime I’m paying off the Amazon store card. That will leave us with just the two credit cards. It looks like Mr. Brickie is working Saturdays through August 19th. If he does, I should be able to pay down the … [Read more...] about Planning and Lamenting and a Mini Windfall! 7/28/2015
You remember me trying to figure out what Mr. Brickie's check was going to be after the raise with overtime, right? If not you can check it out but it might make you feel really confused because I was crazy confused while trying to do the math. I won't actually have the pay stub until the mail comes this afternoon (Oh, what's that? You get your mail in the morning? How NICE … [Read more...] about A Nice Financial Surprise