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Treading Water

April 23rd, 2014 at 03:44 pm

Last Friday our paychecks managed to meet our budgeted amount, so that was a good thing.

Need more though..

Easter weekend was very nice. We visited my sister, her DH and their baby. The money we spent was on gas (about $80) to drive there and back. To save money we slept on her living room floor in our sleeping bags instead of getting a hotel room. And we didn't buy any candy or any Easter treats this year - not even one. (My sis did get the kids a few little candies - I was glad for that.) My mom and dad came and brought my Grandpa with them. That was extra nice because we rarely get to see him as he lives so far from us. It was really special.

Yesterday I transferred $5 to the "special focus" just to feel like I was making progress *somewhere*.
I'm only kidding myself because in reality the "special focus" now is just getting enough into the checking account to cover regular bills.

Not going to be able to swing much extra to any of the cc debt for the next few months. Hopefully there will be money to put back into savings starting in June or July.

Some of the savings that I used recently I had earmarked for new tires. The current set we purchased in May 2011 and they are worn. I think I can get by for a few more months without any trouble.

Truck still needs a water pump...

4 Responses to “Treading Water”

  1. Rachael777 Says:

    I love your goals and your progress.. small progress is what it is all about. Good job. Rachael Smile

  2. mooshocker Says:

    I, too, am proud of you Rachael! I hope you stay focused on the baby steps because remember, slow and steady wins the race! Jamie

  3. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Sometimes even doing something that feels "small" like putting $5 towards a goal is enough to keep feeling like you're doing *something.* Here's hoping that you an start swimming again soon!

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    You are doing great to keep up with basics on lower income. Smart move sleeping on the floor to save some money. Wishing more saving to come your way!

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