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Oh my goodness!

October 22nd, 2014 at 02:17 pm

I knew it had been a bad month for Murphy visiting. I just didn't know how bad until I started working on this month final financial totals. Yowsa!

Lets start with over $700 in vet bills just last week! Lets add on another issue that cost $1700 This week! EEEK!!!

A nice big car repair also hit this month~ Blah!

I also need to throw winter storage for the RV in for Nov. budget. Good rate at $10 a foor for the whole winter.

I am very much hoping to spend no more money the rest of the month besides a few $'s for milk and bread!

These expenses bite but I am just thankful we are prepared!

Kiddo is having a dilemma about his major. He has no electives and all classes for his major and 17 credits of classes being taken. He is finding it very boring and thinks he wants to change even though I am told the classes are easy. Anything to do with engineering being easy baffles my brain.

He is seeing someone about this next week. He had to go out of the area for engineering and live on campus. The program he thinks he wants to change to is available at the college in town. I will say if kiddo does decide to change majors and go local next year it will save us a ton of $. Really I just want him to pick something he will be happy with.

I need to remember to pick up a case of beer for someone that came and helped me out this week )

Small fun goals

October 7th, 2014 at 09:15 pm

I am almost to my small goal of $800 wanted for some event tickets I'll be buying in Feb. All the money has come from surveys, rebates and extras. None from actual wages. I should have it finished up by Friday I believe.

It has really amazed me how fast this came together once I set my mind to earning a little extra through sources other than our paid jobs.

I will still keep saving these extras once the original goal is met. I'm just not sure if it will be towards a getaway this winter or if it will start the saving pot for Europe.

I ended up saving and extra $600 out of our general budget last month without reducing anything going into savings or investments. I'd love to tell you I saved it or put it towards the winter trip. We spent it all on a new pet and supplies. We are very happy with our decision Smile

Having a fun debate!

October 1st, 2014 at 02:04 pm

Last week dh and I had discussed not missing our winter cruise this year. We had previously planned to skip it and started wavering. We had decided if I could pull the money out of the budget and from the little extras I earn that we would go.

We were debating if we would rather have a cruise every year or save up for a few weeks in Europe three years down the line. Decisions decisions. We decided once I finish the funding for the tickets I am currently saving for from my extras earned that we will just keep saving. We will need to decide by the end of Dec of we want a cruise in Feb or March so hubby can request vacation.

As we decide I will just throw what I can in a general fund.