Monday, April 5, 2010

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly - Week 4

Hope everyone had a nice holiday weekend.  Here, it was sunny and in the 70's....a welcome change to the cold and flooding rain we had early in the week!

The Good:  Mother-in-law offering to help out with the kids' camp, thus allowing us to make an important purchase.  See this entry for details.  I am going to physically remove the money from our account this week after I get paid to MAKE SURE we do this.  This purchase is so important to me, I am not going to risk the money.

The Bad:  The money shuffle.  I am tired of having to move money everywhere "for safe keeping."  I am also finding that it really isn't all that "safe."  It still gets swallowed up into the great abyss when some "emergency" happens. This really nails home the idea behind the ING accounts I want.  I really want to have sub accounts for specific things, without worrying that I will use it up.

The Ugly:  $770 for car repairs.  While we happen to have the funds to cover this, THIS time, it definitely brought to light that having a car fund is imperative.  In a Dave Ramsey budget, we would be budgeting for repairs and maintenance, and it would be in the form of a sinking fund.  AHEM...wouldn't that be nice?  However, we aren't quite there yet.  I am hoping that the past 2 weeks (to the tune of $2260 total) of car repairs is it for a long, long time.

So, let's hear your GBU for the week!  Sorry I was a day late...Sunday kind of got away from me.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness! I just read your entire blog! It's so fabulous and honest. Your blog reminds me of Tricia at Blogging Away Debt, before she left.

    A few thoughts - I am SO sorry about the loss of your children. I can't even imagine, or say anything adequate, so I just have to leave it at how sorry I am.

    Have you and your hubby considered marital counseling? I don't know if you have or haven't, but it's nothing to be ashamed of and maybe worth considering.

    I can't wait to keep reading!