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Just saved $40!

February 3rd, 2011 at 08:32 am

With all the snow yesterday and school canceled, I had an extra kid here all day which earned me $30 unexpectedly. Will be adding that to the buffer fund next week when I get paid.

Also, since DH was snowed in with us, we took the time to give both him and my son their haircuts. Used to spend $40 a month taking them to get hair cuts at the local Sports Clips and now I am getting pretty good at cutting their hair at home with a clippers. Before we started this budget last month though, I looked at it as a chore instead of a savings. Yesterday, I finally saw it as money in my pocket for the first time. Yeah!

The mortgage was paid last week, which means we have very little money to last us until the next paycheck on the 10th. Just over $200 for a family of 4. We are getting good at making it through these rough patches, but that was usually by "borrowing" from savings to bridge to next pay period and then never getting that money paid back to savings. That landed us in mega trouble last month and I am determined to make it to the 10th without needing to transfer anything into the account. It can be done and we WILL do it! Then next check we don't start out in a hole and can begin to build a buffer to get us out of this situation entirely. Can't wait!

5 Responses to “Just saved $40!”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Now you're doing it!

  2. Petunia 100 Says:

    You're making great progress! Congrats on saving $40!

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Way to go!

  4. Savings Queen Says:

    Congrats on the savings! I remember so many times when the kids were young that we had like 3 days to payday and $5 to get us there. We ate a lot of hamburg helper and $5 chub packs!

  5. Jerry Says:

    My wife's been cutting my hair most of the time for the past year, and (usually) she does a pretty good job. I'm kind of vain so it would not be my first choice, but it offers some insurance of saving us money, and I'm in school so that is paramount. Glad that you were able to turn a snow day into some savings like that!
    Jerry

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