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only a couple months behind!!

March 20th, 2019 at 02:28 am

Well I looked at our budget last night and I think we can be back to where we want to be in the next couple of months...albeit if nothing else happens.

So I was looking at our CC statement and noticed a $423 payment to a games online place...its not something we have done so had call and get it sorted so the company is working on it and we will hopefully get the money back and we have ordered a new card....we don't use it a lot but have lately but need to get it paid off again...and if we get some money back from his son who we lent money to for a bond and we get it back soon and then pay off the rest we should have it paid off in may...

As for the ice account we should have that back to where it needs to be in april...

so although we are behind a couple months we can catch up and start saving again and we just hope nothing else comes up...wish us luck

no debt

July 21st, 2018 at 06:54 am

Although we have no debt now we have had debt in the past and lived pay check to pay check, no-one really taught me about budgeting, saving etc. Although our bills were paid on time ( for the most part) we did struggle.

Everything changed 13 years ago when our daughter got really sick and I was at college and my husband had to give up work to take care of her (needed 24/7 care), we sold our house but still had debt and I was really over living pay check to pay check, so I sat down wrote out our bills/debts etc and figured out how we were going to pay it off and have it gone. We had no savings and so the journey began. Believe me it was a long process and it took a long time to get where we wanted to be but I researched, called companies for better deals paid our debts off 1 by one and then snowballed the rest, started trying to save a little...although I was more focused on getting rid of debt then saving and this hurt us a lot along the way when something came up.

My husband was quite sceptical at first, but I put us on a budget, menu planned and shopped with lists and watched our debt disappear....even now with my current illness and not being able to do anything much at all we are still on track and starting to save for a house again. I think he is a bigger cheapskater than myself now.

We also are saving for a new car, I don't want debt other than a morg so we will save for a car and when we need to replace it we will use the cash that we have and that is all...its a tool and not something you have to have the latest and greatest of..

remember when you get discouraged that you didn't get into debt overnight and you won't get out overnight but if you stick to it you will get there and all the stress and pressure that is alleviated is amazing and you can live life again...and on your to work not working to live