My New Years Resolution!

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Registered: 07-05-2006
My New Years Resolution!
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Sat, 01-12-2013 - 9:34am

Hello All! It's so nice and encouraging to still see so many familiar 'faces' even though ive been MIA for years! I just wanted to post that I have made it my new years resolution to get back on track financially. So much has changed in my life in the past few years its like whip lash! But a recurring theme has been that I have no idea where my money is going. I pay bills as I can but we still spend too much. I bought myself a calendar and I'm going to put all of my bills and when they are due in it so I can start to see a picture of what we spend each month. My life is about to change in a major way as I have my 4 th boy in early march. This is very intimidating as this was a birth control failure baby! I never wanted 4 kids but here I am. I'm tired and overwhelmed. I quit working most of my jobs so we livenon DH's salary alone but we majorly downgraded our life. Anyway, ive got to get serious about my finances and stop piddling around like an idiot! I have 4 kids! 

Abbie

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Registered: 07-24-2001
Sat, 01-12-2013 - 1:06pm

Welcome Back Abbie!  I've been here since Oct 2011 so I don't think I've had the chance to "meet" you before.  It sounds like you have a lot going on.  Congrats on the new addition.  I'm sure you'll get back on track in no time.  I'm looking forward to hearing more from you!

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Registered: 04-08-2008
Sun, 01-13-2013 - 3:32pm

Welcome back :)

Four little ones is quite the job!

Dee

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Registered: 04-10-2003
Mon, 01-14-2013 - 8:48am
Welcome back Abbie! We were wondering where you had been! Glad to see you are back!

Bex -

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Registered: 11-14-2008
Mon, 01-14-2013 - 12:02pm

Oh Welcome back Abbie!

4 boys...oh my that is a lot on your plate. One day at a time. Getting organized in every way will make things go smoother.

Your expenses are less now right? Moved into your mom's old place?

I am wishing you the best. I know you have hard pregnancies. Tackle that first  then see. But keeping  track of where the money goes is always a good idea.

Good luck!

Karen

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Registered: 12-12-2009
Mon, 01-14-2013 - 1:35pm

Good to see you again Abbie! Hope you stick around and keep us up-to-date on the growth of your family. Four boys, that is a handful and a half! Wishing you the best with the new baby and hope to keep seeing you around here.

Ashley

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Registered: 08-25-2006
Mon, 01-14-2013 - 5:53pm
We miss you! You haven't been MIA, just in and out, that's all. :)
Serenity
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Registered: 12-31-2010
Wed, 01-16-2013 - 9:10pm

Wow, Abby, #4 and all boys!  Two in college with cell phones and car insurance are more than enough for me, don't know how you do it.

You might be sure to alter your DH's tax withholding if you have gotten refunds in the past as your deductions will increase with this child as well.  Better to have that money to use day to day than have it with Uncle Sam.  

So I guess you are out of the big house with high heat?  

#Marie
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Registered: 04-16-2013
Tue, 04-16-2013 - 11:14am

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