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Ok, back for real - with some mistakes

July 18th, 2011 at 10:20 am

Hey all,
I am back again & I have missed you guys. My health is holding steady at good (Yay) but my spending was a bit out of control. I am working on creating a new budget with a strict focus on paying down debt.

Additionally, I am dating someone seriously and I find that I am spending so much more because of it. He is a gentleman and tries to pay most of the time, but I like to do my fair share. I need to start saying no to some things, lol.

And - here's the BIG money mistake - I agreed to do a trip to Germany for Oktoberfest. I was able to get an awesome deal on airfare & lodging. I am working to save funds for the rest of the costs. I only have about 2 months to do that - so part of my plan is to sell some of the furniture that is currently taking space in my basement. I inherited a full dining room set from my aunt & I will never use it, its just not my style. So I am working on cleaning it up, polishing & then selling.

I have lots of goals right now - but I am going to stick to my 5 Things lists. This is where I tackle a minimum of 5 things off my To Do list.

Today will be:
1. Grocery shop
2. Pack food for work tomorrow
3. Put up Craiglist ad for new roommate & email photos to a potential one found already
4. Clean bedroom
5. Have fun on date night with the boyfriend. Movies & Dinner out Smile

6 Responses to “Ok, back for real - with some mistakes”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Welcome back!! Good luck on getting that much needed cash built up in time.

  2. scottish girl Says:

    It's so good to have you back! Good luck Smile

  3. PatientSaver Says:

    I would never consider overseas travel a mistake. Sell whatever you can, hold a bake sale, whatever...but don't regret that trip for a minute. I did Oktoberfest in Bavaria and loved it.

  4. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Welcome back! We missed you too. Glad to read that things are going well for you. I would love to go to Oktoberfest someday..those are experiences you just cant put a dollar $ on. Sounds like you have a good plan for financing the extras...good luck!

  5. HouseHopeful Says:

    Thanks guys! I definitely don't feel TOO Bad about doing this - it will delay my debt paydown, not add to it if I can help it Smile

  6. Looking Forward Says:

    I am excited for you! What a fun trip to be planning! Big Grin

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