Category Archives: Expenses

Hello Again

Happy Friday & Happy June!  Summer is finally here.  I didn’t mean to take a month long hiatus.  Life has just been overwhelmingly busy.  I’m popping in to say I have not abandoned this debt journey blog.  A few bullet … Continue reading

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Increasing Expenses + College

Trash pick up increased 30%:  $48/qtrly to $63/qtrly.  No explanation.  I’m paid up through April, so I’ll call other trash companies in the next few weeks to get the service switched. Car insurance increased from $161.80/mo. to $199.80/mo. out of … Continue reading

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Bank “Update”

Unfortunately, no, the bank fraud situation has not been rectified.  In fact, it’s been extremely frustrating trying to get anyone to do their damn jobs.  Timeline of events: Feb 15th: Charges hit and empty our account.  Incur various fees as … Continue reading

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All Over The Place

I’ve been a very busy bee the last few weeks. We’ve had a lot going on, and somehow, accidentally, started a little side business.  The post is more of a good, bad, and ugly life update, but it’s positive.  🙂 … Continue reading

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Budget Friendly Christmas Pt. 2

I saved just over $600 towards Christmas using various savings apps and rewards programs.  I’m stretching this to cover eight people – primarily my two kids.  These are some deals I found this season: Toys R Us Of course their … Continue reading

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Budget Friendly Christmas Pt. 1

I’ve always kept Christmas minimal with my kids.  Growing up we had huge Christmas gatherings and hundreds of gifts.  I watched my cousins become ungrateful brats, and it carried into adulthood.  I knew I wanted to avoid the attitude of … Continue reading

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Bills Going Up, Up, Up

I keep receiving notices that our prices are going up for various accounts. Our internet was $39.99 and went up to $44.99 without notice about six months ago.  I called to complain, because I was in a 12-month contract at … Continue reading

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