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|Tue, 05-06-2003 - 2:46pm|
Anyway, DH is now employed and although it is less than he was making, he is getting some overtime the next few weeks and our previous tenent, who owes us money, is getting our $$ attached to his wages so that should bring in about $150 more each month at least for a while. Funny how things work out that is about the amount that the dentist's monthly bill will be minus the $1100 down payment that we do not have!
I've decided to make some drastic changes. I have finally put ourselves on a budget. $100 for groceries, $30 for me, $50 for DH (includes $$ for gas) and $20 for kids weekly allowance. Whatever is left over each week goes into our change jar and at the end of the month it will be snowflaked. I would snowflake weekly, but as this is a new thing for us - I am trying to avoid having to hit the ATM for $$. CC have been removed from our wallets and hidden in a dresser drawer.
I think DH finally understands the seriousnes of our situation and is agreeing to everything I suggest. On a positive note, I should be getting my raise this Friday, we are still due a state refund check and we may be entitiled up to $2400 in dental insurance, but until I receive that insurance $$ I am planning on paying the full amount. I also have my travel $$ and still 2 more trips this month so that will be a little more extra $$. I did get to pretend to live the good life on my one trip - my rental car was a convertible! That was fun while it last.
Well I am off to finish reading everyone's posts ( I only have about 2 weeks worth!).