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I would just like to add...

August 29th, 2007 at 05:12 am

That I am broke also. I mean, i have my savings, but the thought of my Property tax bill (supplemental and regular) is basically hanging over me like a boulder.

I'm really trying not to let it get me down though. I know it's all doable. So I'm trying to stay positive. I would just like some sort of reprieve from the constant responsibity of earning and saving money.

I really need to stop going out to lunch with my coworkers, but the thought of sitting through lunch by myself with a homemade lunch I think will really drive me to depression. I guess this is the one luxury I'm going to keep for myself. So you guys don't think i lack total self-control, let me just mention that in the past month or two, we (the fam) haven't gone out to dinner in a sitdown restaurant, I haven't gotten my nails done and haven't bought anything silly on impulse.

Mission for tomorrow:
Lotto - Lotto - Lotto!!! If I win I promise I'll share (amount to be solely determined by me and only me!Smile with everyone who leaves a nice comment.

Budgeting is Boring

August 22nd, 2007 at 05:29 am

My Property Tax account is off to a slow start, but hey at least there's almost $500 in there. I've been really good with not waisting it on frivolous crap.
Resolution: $600 by end of month.

I turned my ING auto-savings back on. Goal for Emergency Fund: $10K
That's at least 3 months worth of expenses. :/ This is going to take me a while. At $200/mo + whatever extra I can put in. Goal is $3K by end of year.

I feel i've been pretty good with my money lately. Food & Gas I think are still my biggest day to day expense. I would love to have a no-spend day, but it's really just not realistic.

Oh and my house is like a museum, It's completely empty. We have one bed in one room and a couch in another. The living room and the master room are completely empty. Who knows when we'll have enough money for furniture. We do not want to put any of this on credit.