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Things are getting crazy

June 18th, 2018 at 08:08 am

It's the end of the school year here and that brings a lot of expenses with it.

Signed my son up for basketball camp - $110. It's the only camp he does over the summer and we are trying to keep him from playing video games 24/7, plus the exercise is good for him and he really enjoys it. I know I am rationalizing why I am spending the money on camp but I am not ready to start depriving my kids.

Starting gathering ideas for my daughter's high school graduation party. I lot of things I will be able to do myself but some will require outside help and therefore, money. We are keeping it simple but even simple has a price.

Getting my haircut today - first time in 4 months and believe me when I say I need it! I did budget for it so that's a step in the right direction Smile

Extended family went to a burger joint for Father's Day dinner yesterday. Mu husband has 2 sisters, both of which have their own families. Can you believe neither sibling offered to pay for their father's dinner? I couldn't believe it. I, of course, wasn't going to let them pay, it was Father's Day after all. $58 on dinner. I was half tempted to text the girls after and tell them they owe me half of what their parents had.

Getting burned out on mystery shopping. I did just get another $43.32 but it's so time consuming. I am still going to do it but I think I have to cut back a little until I get through grad party planning.

Still looking for a personal loan to consolidate my debt. Changed garbage companies last week which will save me $100/year. I also reviewed option for gas and electricity supply charges and am confident I am getting the best rate. Next up, ditching the land line and looking into options for decreasing our cable bill.

4 Responses to “Things are getting crazy”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    Hope the party goes well! Congrats to your graduate!

  2. CB in the City Says:

    I hear you on the mystery shopping! It's very time consuming, especially when the reports are long and picky-picky. And the compensation is so low. My interest in it is definitely flagging.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    You are doing very well. Budgeting for upcoming expenses, paying cash for camp, and reviewing your current bills for better deals is all the right steps to be taking.

  4. P2P Living Says:


    I can speak for the group outing to celebrate. BAD IDEA. My brother regularly picks upscale places that we simply can't afford. He's a family of 4, we usually operate at 6 and sometimes 7. We're a single-income cost conscious family out of necessity and we aren't even making ends meet. Our situation isn't exactly a secret - a cancer diagnosis and ensuing medical bills can wreck havoc on any family - even two years out. I got tired of trying to juggle expenses to be able to participate. Finally, opted out and it was the best thing EVER. Now I spent $15 on a nice brunch for my parents without the hooplah-guilt or feeling bad and it was a nice and relaxing family time. This, of course, may or may not be relevant to your group out. Simply another perspective here. And maybe next year, just do your own family plus FIL.

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