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Making adjustments, but okay with it.

September 27th, 2010 at 06:05 pm

I looks as if I will have to stop the extra mortgage payments for a little while. My car needs a battery or/and some module. I'm not going to complaint about the car because it has never given us any problems before (it has the orgininal battery and muffler).My husband mentioned that today one of our tenants in the rental house called us to tell us he'll be leaving September 30th. He's a month to month tenant and he acknowledged that he knows he won't get his deposit back and he was fine with it. I think it will be a while until we rent the apartment. I've noticed quite a bit of RENT signs in town. Lately we've been overspending quite a bit so it's time to get back in gear and tighten our belts.
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We had been talking about financing another car once my 16 year old gets his license in March, but the more I think about, the more I realize that this is not fiscally responsible. We still have over three years on a truck loan and if we buy another car, we'll have close $900 in car payments. That's not us. Instead we'll run our 2001 Suzuki GV XL7 'til it dies and buy our son a decent starter car. He has been talking about joining the military after high school, but he is only a junior in high school so he has plenty of time to change his mind.
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I ordered 2 $25 Amazon gift cards using my rewards through my Chase credit card. I have another $5 amazon gift card I earned through Swagbucks so I will have a total of $270 in my amazon account. So darn happy! I also purchased a nice pair of sneakers and a water bottle from Kohls.com. Crystal from Moneysavingmom.com published two promotional codes yesterday for a 20% off and free shipping. I had a Kohls $25 gift card laying around and used for this order. Absolutely free and I still have a little over $2 left in the card. WooHoo!!!!!
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Last but not least, my coworker and I decided to put any money we find at work in a found money jar and at the end of the year, we are going out to lunch by combining the money. Today, I found .20 in the school cafeteria, .25 in the hallway and .05 under the cover walk.
Here is a picture of my "found money jar":



That's it for today. I hope you all have a blessed and happy work week.

4 Responses to “Making adjustments, but okay with it.”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Hope you won't have to eat off a dollar menu! Smile

  2. NJDebbie Says:

    I hope I don't either!!!! Smile

  3. Homebody Says:

    Does son have a job? I was going to say match his savings for a car like Dave Ramsey suggested. That is a great lesson!

  4. baselle Says:

    You won't eat off the dollar menu. Smile 50 cents in one day is a pretty good haul. Keep it up (I know, I know it will require luck) but I'll bet you're eating sushi for two on New Years'!

    Remember that money really hides along the edges - on the floor by the edge of the wall, slightly under things, in gutters and along the side of the road, by and under the escalator rails...

    Wait a minute, I'd encourage the match for the car, or if you subsidize, subsidize either the car or the insurance. It gives him incentive because its something he wants.

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