If you aren't a "number" person, you probably won't care that today is 10/10/10! But if you are and would like some more information about the meaning of today, then go read the article!
(the number 11 is a VERY powerful number in the Universe, so next year on 11/11/11 is going to be insane!)
Anyway....let's look at this week's recap:
The Good: I had the wonderful opportunity to talk with Jeff at Deliver Away Debt, who is trying to start a financial coaching business. He and his wife have been able to pay off a HUGE chunk of debt, and with about 44k remaining....he estimates they will be debt free by next spring! My goals through financial coaching are 1) get G-man more on board with all of this, and 2) see if we can swing living off of 2/3 incomes we have (probably G-man's full time job and my job) and use the other job (G-man's second job) purely to repay debt.
Also, we FINALLY found a paint color for our hallway! Two more testers, and we found the right color. In all, we spent roughly $46 on paint testers. Ridiculous. But if we purely had gone off of the paint chip and bought a gallon, we would have spent alot more.
And from the "oops, but I guess it worked out" file....I forgot to order Bossy's Halloween costume last night. But the site hasn't updated the prices yet, so when I ordered it this morning, I still got 30% off. Now. the shipping charges negate the 30%, so the total price ends up being the same as if I went to the store (which of course doesn't sell this costume....)
The Bad: Our wanky 2 months before 3 paycheck month has caught up with us. What this has resulted in is a veering off of our usual saving for the mortgage (half from first paycheck, half from the second). Instead, I saved $500 (vs the usual $825, which will be going up to $850 with the escrow shortage), and the ultimate result will be paying our mortgage ON the 1st so I can make up the deficit from that paycheck (the first of 3 in the month). It all has to do with due dates and when payroll falls. But I would have loved to not had this happen.
The Ugly: We received our car insurance renewal, which has also gone up 50% (as did the home owner's insurance). We have already been researching new companies, because the combined increases are over $1100 per year! Right now we are leaning toward AllState, although my research has produced alot of negative customer service reviews.
Anyone want to share yours????