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Stimulus Money In .... Stimulus Money Out

May 9th, 2008 at 03:02 pm


Well, as promised, the money was there in my checking account this morning. My, what a high balance! I am pleased to report that I have accomplished two of my short term money goals;

(1) Paying installment #1 on real estate taxes on rental property - CHECK

(2) Having enough money to put new tear-off roof on rental property - CHECK

and with the rent check for May and the additional paycheck, I will be able to pay installmetn #1 on real estate taxes on primary residence!

I am feeling so much better about having an honest working budget (realistic, as well!) I shopped at Ultra Food yesterday (for those of you outside of the midwest, it is a chain similar to Cub Foods where everything is discounted and you have to bag your groceries yourself), stayed to my list and spent $70 on meals for the next five days (Sunday we will be guests out - so I just needed to buy fixins for taffy apple salad) and I allowed one day for leftovers. I found gas at the cheapest place and filled up for two weeks. I have had the Mother's Day gifts for the grandma purchased a month in advance. DH will take the kids shopping using gift cards we have. I am able to pay some additional on our contribution to the Church. I will have enough to cover fees for my daughter's sports for 08-09 school year. I am paying $37.50 per week to our three credit cards and will tackle that more aggressively upon our return from Disney in June. (The trip is paid for, I have cash saved, and I purchased Disney gift cards for souvenirs for the kids).

I am hoping that I am able to sustain this! Thanks to all the inspiring folks here.

8 Responses to “Stimulus Money In .... Stimulus Money Out”

  1. luxlivingfrugalis Says:

    You go girl!!!! Woooo-hoooo, it sounds like things are lining up as you've planned and managed so well!!

  2. merch Says:

    Nice work

  3. Koppur Says:

    WOW you have accomplished a lot in just a few short months! Go you! Smile

  4. Ima saver Says:

    Wow, you are doing great!!!!!!!!

  5. Homebody Says:

    Great job. I have another cyber friend going to Disney world, leaving May 30th! We will be one of the last to receive our stimulus check. Our rental is for sale, hoping it sells, but if not, we will need to put the money into landscaping per the agreement with the.... oh rats, can't remember that term.... you know when everyone in the neighborhood has to do the same thing, stick to certain rules.... oh well it must be my age!

  6. luxlivingfrugalis Says:

    Home Owner's Association - HOA.

  7. frugaltexan75 Says:


    WTG!

  8. Homebody Says:

    That's the term, thanks Lux!

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