So far I've paid off 5 of my credit cards from my early "adult" years. Such a bad idea to give an 18 yr old credits cards. I have one more card to go, the balance isn't that high so that will be gone in a month or so - it's been closed and I never ever use it. Then we have Daves one card to pay off. We still use this one, but we have started to cut down on its use, a lot. Then theres my school loan. Ugh. Whoever says education debt is good debt, probably doesnt have a school loan, lol! Anyways, the point is - we are trying to pay off all this debt FAST, so our budget is based around doing that, and having an good Emergency Fun, life needs like gas and food, and then "stuff" comes last if at all!
So, to help with all this money-keeping-together I linked up with a bowl full of lemons this week to create a budget box. Our box will help us keep our budget and finances organized!! Have a look-sy:
Paid Bills (we usually keep a few months worth of paid bills, just in case)
Receipts (have to keep these to make sure we are doing well, budgetwise!)
....to name a few
Tomorrow night Dave & I have a scheduled date to sit at the table, pull this box out and jump into finalizing our budget. We are excited about it, in a weird way. It'll be hard, but it'll be all worth it in the end!
I've gotten a lot done today! It feels good to feel BETTER and be productive. More on that later....time to read!!