HELPFUL TIPS TO RECOVER THE BUDGET WHEN THINGS GET OUT OF HAND Maybe you just reached the other side of an emergency, visit from Uncle Murphy, or just got a little (or a lot) carried away with the holiday spirit. It's not great, but it can happen to the best of us. Here are a … Continue reading How to Recover the Budget After an Out of Control Month
We own vehicles. Three in fact. They are not new cars; they are however good cars.. Since we'd like to keep it that way we decided it was high time we set up a fund for auto maintenance.
Just Tuesday I posted Emergency! Why You Need an Emergency Fund Now! I talked about how this particular item is our financial focus right now and where we are in the baby steps. Little did I know that Wednesday we would experience an emergency. Murphy must've heard me talking about him.
Avoid the Sinking Feeling that Comes with not Planning Ahead Set Money Aside for Larger Expenses in Advance Sinking funds are an excellent way to cover infrequent, larger expenses and avoid that sinking feeling you get when you reach for the credit card to cover an expense you knew was coming but just didn't plan … Continue reading Sinking Funds
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. How'd we do? I previously posted how we planned to host the kids' birthday party on a $150 budget including food and kids' gifts. You can click here to read that if you missed it. Here is the budget breakdown: We spent $69 for martial arts … Continue reading Birthday Party Budget Breakdown
... be sure you have the funds in place to get your holiday cheer on when the time comes without reaching for the plastic.
We sang him Happy Birthday at every meal and had an otherwise typical day at home. And you know what? He felt loved and knew we were happy he is around. No clowns or bounce houses required.