Monday, 8 August 2016
And so it has happened: We decided to try, and we have begun to accomplish.
Sometimes we succeed majorly, sometimes we don’t.
Overall, in 30 weeks, we have managed to pay off nearly $6000.00 in credit card debt in about 8 months. We had to buy a new car, but put $5000.00 down. We have saved for special occasions, such as graduation for The Student, planned the funding for vacation this next week, and several family events that, while not super expensive, did put a good hole into the monthly food budgets. We do manage our money better in the big picture, but the convenience of Amazon is a problem. We also have hobbies, and those do sometimes require money; still, we manage to allocate money and wait (most of the time!) for our bigger purchases. And, we have money in the bank, and are saving $1000.00 / month.
We are off on vacation for a week, one we were debating about doing, but the fact is a change of scenery is very refreshing. Time alone, away from the phone and work, time to rekindle our relationship, time away from the daily grind.
See you next week!