Monthly Archives: August 2014

Making way…

Well the month is coming to a close and I’d like to admit I’ve had an epic fail for this month… NOTHING was within budget. I’m not going to cry over spilled milk but rather pull up my sleeves and strive for a better September. For our October trip everything is purchased (minus spending money and food) I need to sit down and make a list of things that we might need while on vacation. I need to research cheap/free things to do. And figure out our food budget.

On the upside I have come a long way on getting stuff done around the house. 🙂 Alexis’ room is hopefully going to be complete here in the next few weeks. I have also started Christmas shopping. If I start now I should stay within budget. I need to look up to see if I can do Dave Ramsey’s Christmas budget app this early in the year… Thoughts to ponder….. And I just purchased a new bed cash of course not on a credit card… 🙂 So all in all things are coming along!

Did I fall?

Well another month has yet come and gone. I feel like I’m falling off the bandwagon of keeping on track. I’m not over budget this month yet but I did have to use my credit card to pay for the window. I’m feeling like a failure for this but I know I will have this paid off soon enough.. It’s just discouraging that I actually used my credit card again. Ugh I’m pissed!

As for the rest of everything I’m doing well. The 15th is coming up and I have cash flowed both girls school supplies and a couple of new things for my niece to start off the school year. I am really pumped to get going on paying off my car but it feels like stuff keeps coming up and I don’t want to drain out my savings yet again!

I need to be more disciplined about my budget I’m just not sure how to get re motivated :/ Something to look into. I have lots coming up this year so I need to get back on the bandwagon and get serious about this budget. After all how can I preach my girls about saving if I’m not doing a stellar job myself!