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Still have my head above water!

November 15th, 2011 at 01:40 am

Well, I still am out of debt. I don't spend money most days and I sock away as much money as I can. It is a little disheartening getting such a pittance in returns. Still I keep saving.

My DD is in her Junior year at college and she will get through debt free. The wife wants to get her a car for graduation but I can't see that happening.

My car is 12 years old but I am going to run it till it falls apart. We are still clipping coupons and are surprised at the savings. I cannot believe the increases in the food prices! The gas is still pretty steep here as well.

So I am keeping mu head above water and I suppose that will have to be enough for now. We have no mortgage but the taxes are just ridiculous. Our utilities have gone up a good bit as well!

Just getting by but as I said I am doing better than a great many others!

4 Responses to “Still have my head above water!”

  1. LittleGopher Says:

    Good to hear your update!

    I know what you're saying - our money should go much further without a mortgage and debt, but maybe after the college years (our oldest is a junior at college too, though on track to graduate a half year early, and we have three more girls to get through post-secondary schooling!) And we're thankful too for what we have and are able to do.

    Best wishes for continued plugging away!!

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Nice to hear from you. Sounds like you are doing well. Keep up the good work!

  3. Ima saver Says:

    I have missed you. We are still doing ok also. My dh has not had a custom home to build in a year, but we built a spec house and the first couple that looked at it, bought it. We are building another one , with our own cash. I am so happy to hear from you!

  4. -Jerry- Says:

    It sounds like you are making sound decisions, and that is great that your DD is debt free in school! That leads to some insurance of a really strong financial start for her when she graduates. Good luck! Gas and groceries are getting spending in this neck of the woods, as well.

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