Friday, October 30, 2009

October Roundup

First: Total debt for October - down by $434.66

Second: October was a big month for us, money-wise. Mike sold his 4Runner, and bought a (very cool) 1992 Land Cruiser to replace it. It netted us a fairly significant profit, which enabled us to take care of quite a few things that have been put on the back burner for all too long. It will also allow us to put some extra money to debt next month, and ease some of the burden of the reduced paychecks in November and December.

Our numbers will be a little crazy for the next two months: Next month we'll be making that big payment to our target credit card, and we'll also be putting all our Christmas money to our Amazon credit card (so that we can use it for our shopping and earn our Amazon bucks!) So we'll have a big reduction for November, but will likely show a rise for December. We'll have our last two months of furloughs in November and December as well, so that will also affect both our spending and debt reduction efforts. At the end of December, I'll do a update for the entire year, which I hope will show something encouraging!

Right now, I'm just thankful for how this truck situation panned out, as it removed a great deal of any current financial stress as we move into the holiday season.

Monday, October 19, 2009


Dental Floss
Mentromint Water
Toilet Paper
Hand soap
Zone Perfect bar
Frozen pizza
Maruchan Yakisoba meal

All things we got FREE yesterday, thanks to the Grocery Game!

Thursday, October 1, 2009


Another month of numbers slowly ticking down, down, down. We had a lot of extra expenses this month (but really, does anyone ever not have a lot of extra expenses?) but we still managed to stay within budget, and make our extra payment to our targeted card. One more month to go until the heavily furloughed months of November and December.

Total debt down by $554