Saturday, May 26, 2012
This summer will be a great transition period...I just cancelled my newspaper subscription. The majority of the time I read it online anyways! We have made the final decision to cancel cable and our landline. The landline will be the hardest to let go just because I see it as a safety net. Hubby just signed us up for internet service with a different company. Had to change since we are currently signed up with cable company. We will be saving $115 a month between both. We are also hoping to reduce our phone bill by downgrading our plan. We really have been evaluating what we really need...although nice to have we really weren't watching much television plus our all inclusive phone plans (although nice) were a luxury. So, in order to push along our progress in our battle against debt we need to cut expenses.
I'm also headed to the grocery store today to stock up on essentials. I see lots and lots of cooking in my future :) I'm pretty excited because I'm so inspired my all of you and your wonderful pics and recipes.
I love having the kiddos home! I'm hoping we have a great summer :)
Thursday, May 24, 2012
I'm a little late but here are this month's debt totals:
Mortgage - $91,640
Auto Loan - $20,706
Loan - $ 5,889
CCA - $ 8,489
CCB - $ 4,675
CCC - $ 1,851
CCD - $ 1,803
CCE - $ 1,200
CCF - $ 2,069
CCG - $ 1,300
CCH - $ 1,330
Medical - $550
Medical - $544
Misc - $125
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
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Saturday, May 12, 2012
Mr. Man: Let's go out to breakfast?
Mr. Man: Some pancakes sure sound good!
Me: I'm not in the mood for pancakes.
Mr. Man: You can have some eggs at the restaurant.
Me: OR we could make a dollar worth of eggs at home and save money.
Mr. Man: (in a defeated tone) You're right.
And breakfast is served :) Nothing fancy but it will do!
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Ugh....I am so overwhelmed with debt lately. Thankfully, Ebay has been great so its helped with day to day expenses. I however need to figure out how to cut more expenses out. I would really like to put the money towards debt but right now we are in a neverending circle of debt. I'm determined to win this battle so I need to keep motivated. Any hints, ideas or strategies that have worked for ya'll?
Saturday, May 5, 2012
There is a lot going on with Mr. Man's job and after 14 years with the company he is considering leaving. It seems they are going to cut his pay again all the while praising him for his job performance. So I'm bracing for the job change....I'm a bit scared but he needs to be where he is appreciated. He is not worried about finding another job but in the beginning it will be a pay cut.
I'm trying to bring in some extra cash and started to list on Etsy as well. Ebay has been picking up so that is encouraging. Mr. Man wants to visit his parents this summer so we are buckling down to afford to make the trip. We will need at least $2000 total for gas and expenses for the week. It will definitely be a much needed recharge for all of us :)
Parting shot is of last nights dinner : Arroz con pollo translation Rice with chicken ;)