December almost over!

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Registered: 12-23-2005
December almost over!
Sun, 12-23-2012 - 8:34pm

I do have to say I am happy December is almost over! I feel like I stayed afloat and didn't go into debt anymore then before. I didn't really get anywhere with paying off debt but I do have to feel good about being where I am now I guess. My husband got ran into last week in our old car didn't do alot of damage but I am guessing more then the value of the car afew thousand. If it wasn't such a great car I would just let the insurance company buy it and be done with it but we really haven't put any money into and we have had it for 5years so I am guessing we will buy it back not sure how it all works. It is also looking like my son is going to make it to state wrestling which is fantastic but it is 4hours away and we will have to get a motel for 4 nights so I really need to start saving for that! Oh man does it ever end?? And is anyone else alittle nervous about getting taxes done next year with everything so up in the air?? Mandy

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Registered: 10-28-2009
Mon, 12-24-2012 - 3:08pm

Good luck with the car situation and the upcoming traveling! Hopefully they both work out better than you are anticipating. :)

I do payroll for my company, and yes, I am nervous about the possible upcoming changes.....I created a "dummy" check dated for 01/04/12, and it was $40 less than usual! Per week! that is a big change. Hopefully the "powers that be" in Washington can get this figured out, and soon!


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Registered: 04-08-2008
Tue, 12-25-2012 - 1:33pm

Yes, I agree. December - without the gifts/food/etc- was a VERY tight month for us. Our account was going to get to $48. But we lucked out and I got a retro pay added and my DH worked a couple of extra shifts. Phew.But I have never lived like this before. I have been on my own since I was 17 and I've always kept a couple of months worth of bills in the bank for safety.

Then you get a car, a spouse and kids and life gets so much more expensive.

Sigh. I'm Canadian so I already paid enormous anounts of tax ;-)