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What a spendy month so far

June 20th, 2019 at 07:50 am

It's been a speedy month so far. Property taxes are due. We pay the whole amount because I'm always worried I'll forget the second installment. License plate sticker was due. And then we hired a painter to do some painting.

But fortunately we have the money saved back. None of these were unexpected.

Plus I'm glad we hired the painter. He did a marvelous job on painting the brick trim on the front of the house and the two doors. They look like new. We had a slight crack in the wall between our master bedroom and bathroom from the house settling and he fixed it and painted the wall and it looks great.

But I hate to say it, I'll be glad when the spending stops. Yikes! I realize some folks live this way -- spending everything they have coming in. I don't know how they do it. I'm not talking about people who are the working poor and they can't help it. I'm talking about people who make good money, but don't stop spending.

I've kept busy in the evenings. I have been crocheting scarves to go along with the hats my church group is working on. Last week I finished embroidering a pillow case that I need to sew together to cover a throw pillow. It will be a Christmas gift. I just remembered why I hate using the floss that comes in the kit -- it was horrible -- it tangled all the time. I asked DH to remind me if I ever get another kit, to provide my own floss.

My money saving trip today will be to the library. I'm out of books to read. I've read 64 so far. My goal is a 100.

3 Responses to “What a spendy month so far”

  1. Wink Says:

    Having the money saved up in advance for when those spendy months come along makes it a bit easier! May was very spendy for me, but like you I had savings to take care of it. Those are the times frugality and good savings habits are worth it.

  2. Amber Says:

    Love it, that you saved for upcoming expenses. These last two years are the first time I ever saved for upcoming expenses, and now I’m hooked. It take the burden off things, during the tight months.

    Wow and way to go on the books 📚, 64 is great

  3. VS_ozgirl Says:

    I feel the same way when it seems like there a big outflow of money, you’re not alone. Glad you’re happy with the painting!

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