Real Life Adventures…
July 31, 2019
You have heard the old saying, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” Well folks, we are making lemonade this week! Let me explain…
Not changing our lives, but redirecting our focus
July 24, 2019
This past week we met up with our coach, Aidan. We reviewed so many things that we have been working on: how we allocated Jeff’s paychecks through the end of the year, how we set up additional savings accounts (for our credit card charges, life and auto insurances) and how we finalized our budget. Jeff and I feel incredibly confident that we have the train on the right track. We felt that this month would sort of “run on its own” but realized we still had some “tweaking” to do.
We Love Costco!
July 17, 2019
Like many of you, we love Costco. We arrive and wander the aisles, taste the samples, and get drawn in to the many specials they have to offer each month. You know, the tasty cinnamon bread, the rotisserie chicken and the chocolate covered pretzel chips. After wandering aimlessly, we would arrive to the checkout and be shocked at the amount of “stuff” we had just purchased. Project Money has taught us to write up a shopping list of our needs and stick to it! No more frivolous spending on items we really don’t need to bring home!
OUR HARD WORK IS NOW PAYING OFF
July 10, 2019
It is July and we are entering a new month of Project Money. A lot has happened in the last week. We have all our credit cards paid off with our new debt consolidation loan which is a HUGE weight off our shoulders. Making one payment a month is definitely going to be a lot easier for us and our finances. Along with that, we get to “skip” a month of payments since the first payment isn’t due until August 15th. We are taking advantage of that and getting some future expenses covered with the extra money we have available in July.
Officially Paid off the Hospital Bills
July 3, 2019
Many people that know us know that Sue was diagnosed with breast cancer in April 2017. After six rounds of chemo and several surgeries, she is now cancer free, but not without some financial baggage. We were lucky that we had great insurance, but as many of you know it doesn’t cover everything. There are still copays, deductibles, and out of pocket expenses.
June 26, 2019
The first month of Project Money is nearly over and we are just home from another meeting with our coach, Aidan. This was the most mind-blowing session with her yet! There were so many things we discussed including the finalization of our debt consolidation loan.