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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! :)


Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Living Paycheck to Paycheck Sucks!

I hate it probably more than anything in the world. Its a huge hump in my life that I need to get over and probably the worst part about it is that we are living within our means and even below. For at least the past 5 months (since we bought our second home), everytime I calculate the budget the income equals exactly the out go. Sometimes it gives me a few sheckles extra a month which I blow off because you never know what the increase in gas prices.

The reason why I say this is because we are kinda in an income financial rut right now. I mentioned before we can't really dig any deeper into our expenses and kick back our income into high gear until early March for me and late August for my wife. Although, it is nice to have a break from work and to do really the bare minimum at the office. But psychologically it pains me to see the networth like this. Maybe I'm just being big whiner. (Hey gotta vent somewhere!)

Today has been another grueling day at the office staring blankly at a screen while beautiful sunshine weather is behind me. After work I plan to take a walk with my family to soak up the last remaning sunrays. It will keep my mind off finances at least for today.


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