I am so excited to report that we managed to get our emergency savings right back to the amount we started with at the beginning of May! Given the hurdles that the month presented–my excel error and the big chunk that had to go to childcare–I am feeling good about that!
The debt paydown numbers are still pretty small–but no new debt is no small feat! I’ve also managed to save near $150 of the $400 “cash” over the last two weeks! I MUST confess though that I succumbed to Whataburger today! So, I COULD have $166 saved…but that cost me $16 for 3 of us. Ask me tomorrow if I regret it because as of right now…it was worth it! :-\ I might turn around and send my $150 savings to that small $162 card but then again I like having the little set aside growing.
I also want to tell you that tomorrow I will be making a $1,600 payment to the card with the $2422 balance! WOW! This is so exciting! For at least the last 2 years as I hid in shame about my debt I never thought I’d pay more than the minimums….for the rest of my life. It was in that darkness and shame that I found new ways to use credit to just continue to mask the issue…to get the quick fix. I know that sounds dramatic, but what a huge weight off of my shoulders to have the money to pay well over half of a credit card balance!
Thank you for joining me in now 3 months on this blog journey. I definitely feel like we have turned a corner and in many ways I envision myself peeking around a corner and instead of seeing a train coming at me…I see wide open spaces with room to run! Room to breathe! What a wonderful feeling to build upon in the months to come!
I'm single with two children and a good parenting relationship with their father.
I am a "life is just half full of funny" kinda gal.Humor is my saving grace and I am thankful for it every single day.I have a strong Catholic faith and am thankful for that foundation.
I read a lot for a living but still enjoy a good book.I love biographies but in recent years have found the need for fun fictional books--sadly, for a long time I just didn't enjoy fiction!
I love live theatre of any kind--from local productions to Broadway.
I love to scrapbook and pride myself in my kids' albums.
I love being a mom but also love my career.I'm blessed to have found a balance allowing me to be at everything my kids need and want me to be at--while also having a career.
Favorite Quotes:Well behaved women rarely make history.
Behold the turtle.He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out. -James Bryant Conant