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.
Stimulus Money In .... Stimulus Money Out
May 9th, 2008 at 08:02 am