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Down to $70 and doing alright

February 7th, 2011 at 11:52 am

Well, Thursday is payday and we are down to $70 in the bank, but I am determined to make it there without having to "borrow" money from savings. We are low on milk and out of juice, but we have bread and peanut butter so we can eat. Usually by this time each month we are close to being this low on funds but have already "borrowed", actually stolen, from savings and that money was gone already. This time we are low on funds but I know we can make it!

In other news, DH is going out of town tomorrow for a trip to Providence, RI so he will have to take a credit card with him. We don't want to ever use them again, but he has to pay for hotel/travel and then get reimbursed for it. Hopefully he can get paid back quickly so we don't have to pay interest charges on it.

Also, for the first time EVER, we had a budget meeting this morning. DH's head was spinning quite a bit by the time we were done, but he seemed to be on board. Apparently YNAB, 3 spread sheets and 2 websites were too much information for one sitting. But we talked about his concerns and he seems to be completely on board for the first time since I met him. This has me flying on cloud 9 and believing for the first time that we can actually get out of debt!

2 Responses to “Down to $70 and doing alright”

  1. Petunia 100 Says:

    Having your spouse on board is HUGE, Sara. Congrats!

  2. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Great! Encourage him to ask questions at any time so he can get a better understanding. Even if he needs to ask things as basic as, "Now how much did you say we made last year?" that will help him. If you've been handling the bills, tax, and bank accounts he may have little grounding it what is going on.

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