This is why I blog

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

It has been a rough week over here at basic financial. We have started saving and meticoulously watching what we spend our money on, but money is once again tight. I am halfway tempted to withdraw the money from our ING savings account just to have that ever so small but much softer cushoin in our checking account, but I don't want to lose the momentum.

I probably should have waited to buy the lawnmower. That was a shade under $300 that would have made me feel safer now. I also forgot to pay my student loan bill last month, so I doubled payed that this month. That was another $200. Combine that with the $150 in our savings, and that is all our extra money for the month. I don't know if I am rationalizing the mower or not, but it was the cheapest rider I have seen anywhere. We needed a new mower, being relatively new homeowners, and the cutting season being upon us now. Plus it's a deere so I know it will last forever, or close to it, but I could have gotten a push mower for around $100. I would probably still had some grass to mow, as I'm lazy, but I have found that I enjoy my yard much more now. I have even figured out how to add on to my back patio for just about free.

But the extra money would have been nice.

I'm not going to pull the money out of savings. This is why I am blogging, so that I can talk myself out of spending money.

J.D. over at Get Rich Slowly talks about getting off the paycheck to paycheck cycle