The fabled and much-awaited fifth check of the month has arrived. It makes for a boring read but trust me the feeling of relief and the relaxation in the muscles of my shoulders and neck are very exciting for me. Incoming Workers’ Comp: $721.30 Outgoing Living Expenses: $370 (Gas, Groceries, Spending) Buffer Refill: $100 Rent Savings Refill: … [Read more...] about How We Spent It 6-30-2016
Is it a bad life decision to drain my emergency fund to pay for summer activities? Yes! Am I doing it anyway? Yes! I’m not sure why. I think it’s primarily because I worry I’m not a good enough parent. They aren’t over-scheduled and they will have 17 unscheduled days in August to just veg and read and do some worksheets before school begins but June and July have … [Read more...] about I Keep Spending…and Spending…
I’ve had this list made for a few days but this is the beautiful morning that my bank balance showed almost five figures. I’m not gonna lie, I’m giddy. Here’s how we spent it: Rent until lease renews in November: $6725 Car Payoff: $1871 Emergency Fund: $625 (to get it back near $1000) Have you ever seen $9221 spent so fast? Yeah, me neither. I guess I could … [Read more...] about Taxmas 2016
We’ve been lurching and spasming toward a longer-term gig since the season began mid-April. It began on Monday! (insert happy dance) The foreman says there are seven jobs lined up for summer and a bid is in for a two-year job. That means overtime is going to kick in any minute now and if the long-term job bid goes through we won’t have to worry about the rest of Mr. … [Read more...] about June 2015 Budget Update (Almost out of the woods)
This is probably going to be a short entry. It will take much longer to write because I'm actively avoiding checking the bank balance. I'm scared. There is nothing more I can do. I have a long term plan and am sticking to it, I didn't waste money or spend it frivolously. My decision to change from paying down debt to having an emergency fund was basically a perspective … [Read more...] about How We Spent It!