>Hubby and I have exactly $12.26 in our checking account until I get paid on Monday morning. We have food, we have gas, bills have been paid. It’s just depressing.
This is my first month with a really strict budget and some pretty aggressive debt repayments. Our minimum payments for all of our consumer debt total $756. We have essentially doubled that to get out of debt as fast as possible. That leaves little money left over for food, gas and fun.
I have come to the realization that eating organic is not that easy on $100 for four people for a week. Granted two of those people (my hubby’s kids) don’t live with us during the week. So, we will have to rely on Costco and Fred Meyer (a local grocery store I don’t particularly care for but has good prices) to get us through the week on our food budget.
There have been some positives though.
1) I have not given any of my money to Starbucks this week with the exception of my Sunday morning treat when I going walking with my friend. For those of you who know me IRL you know I love my Starbucks in the morning.
2) Hubby and I have been packing our lunches the night before and bringing them to work.
3) Hubby and I have not gone out to eat this entire month.
4) I went online to the library website and placed books on hold. Tonight I picked up eight books on the way home from work. That was really huge for me cause I love my books. They are my friends.
It’s hard looking at how far we have to go in regards to our debt. I want to have some fun along the way too.
Here’s to a great weekend. My hope is to be resourceful and have a good time even if we don’t have any money to spend.