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Our Story: Both my wife and I are 27 years old and have gone through financial hell and back. Now we are on track to financial freedom, however we are not financial advisors or professionals, just everyday people. Share our journey from a negative networth and email us if you have questions or comments! :)


Tuesday, April 25, 2006

End of the month BLUES

Its ALMOST the end of the month and we are stretching pretty much every dollar now. With 3 business days til we do the budget weekend again, it seems that we barely scraped by this month. First off, the gas fund has been utilized to the max and then some. Plus we ran into a couple unforseen items in the budget, I decided to get a needed haircut because of a job interview, and we went to see my wife's parents which we always decide to eat out and the gas turned out to be one of the biggest expenses up there. We are planning to bump the gas budget for May to $250. Also we had to call our A/C guy to come and do his spring maintenance in which he said we needed to add about 3 lbs outside which costs us $90 dollars out of a fund we didnt have.

Over the next 3 days we are on a strike! This means we are cutting to the bone and not spending anything. We will be eating from home and taking our lunches. Gas isnt an issue because the fund is dry after our last fill up. There shouldnt be any reason why another dollar is coming out of this household til May! Isnt budgeting fun? :)


Anonymous Sean said...

Budgeting is fun! Okay, so maybe that wasn't very convincing. Maybe if I said it with more sincerity. I do congratulate you that you have the sense to "go on strike" and cut expenses to the minimum. Seems like many people would just whip out the credit card.

9:41 PM  
Blogger Amdollar said...

Thanks Sean! We are hanging on til Friday. Today for lunch, I brought some carrot and celery sticks, 2 bottles of water and crackers with PB. Yumm! Tonight is lipton pasta and green beans.

10:07 AM  

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