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Keep Saving.

August 30th, 2005 at 08:05 pm

Well I keep saving and I keep paying down debt. I'd really like to go and buy a few things I want but I realize I don't need. Everyone but me is down with a cold. I went out and bought Progresso Chicken soup on sale for 1.25 a can.( You had to buy four). Wife and daughter love the soup.

I did go for a coffee and bagel today and bought for my two friends. The bill came to 11 and change. I felt a little better spending a bit. Hell, it felt wonderful to treat myself! That was all the money I spent today. My cards are at 0 and remain so. My wife's cards are being worked on. We have cut the grocery bill by about 75 dollars. I think we can cut more but the wife and I need to sit down and talk about how.

We are going to look for a new Insurance company for our cars and home owners insurance. I believe we can save a couple of hundred dollars if we pursue it. I am really beat mentally by the debt cycle. I just want to be out from under!

Not a bad week!

August 26th, 2005 at 04:19 pm

What an interesting week. I went to a book signing in Manhattan. Free eats and drinks! No, I did not buy the book. Met some interesting people. I split the tolls, gas and parking with two others so everything came out to just about 20 dollars.

I made 100 dollars from my hobby. I had never thought to make money this way until it was brought up here. The money will go into savings as will the coins from the sort and save bank,,,35.50.

Filling up the gas tank was 43.75. Ouch! LIfe Insurance 90.00. I bought a California rolls and two bottles of seltzer for 6.03. (Large bottles). That has been it for spending. I really have curtailed the day to day spending. Oh! I bought 1/2 gallons of milk for 1.29 a piece. A pretty good price for around here!

Still wrestling with my wife's debts. Headway coming soon I hope. Well, hope springs eternal!

Just another manic Monday

August 22nd, 2005 at 09:56 pm

I only spent 1.50 for a cup of coffee today. Went to mom's house and had dinner. I ran some errands after work and got rewarded with good home cooking! No bills came in the mail today. Thank God! Don't now how much longer the extra work will hold out. Well I'll keep doing it until I can't physically or the work is not there. I freed up a few more dollars to pay down my wife's CC bills. I'm just gonna keep hitting it!

No money Sunday

August 22nd, 2005 at 06:04 am

Took a walk with the family yesterday. We ate at home and played a board game in the evening. Best of all I spent no money. I have also switched to drinking water instead of soda. Water is better for me and I'll save money. Use it up! Wear it out! Make Due! Do without! I shall become debt free.

Making Headway

August 20th, 2005 at 05:33 pm

Well the extra work has helped stabilize things. I will soon be reducing my wife's crdit card debt. She is now cooperating. I should be able to add a sizable amount to her monthly payment. I really have to stay on top of the situation.

Maybe there is some light at the end of the tunnel!

Is that light at the end of the tunnel?

August 3rd, 2005 at 09:51 am

Well I found some extra work and the money has helped greatly. I have reached a point where I don't spend any money for days at a time. I keep after my wife's spending as much as I can. I will get there in the end.....