Thursday, October 8, 2009

When It Rains, It Pours...

Let the deluge begin! Just as we are getting things under control financially and reining in the frivolty, my job decides they are going to up and move to B.F.E.! It's still close enough to commute, but the commute will now need to involve a car! AAAARRRGGGGHHH! I sure wish I would have known this before we got rid of our cars! I realize the car payments were crushing, but if I had known I would need a car, maybe I could have traded it in on something cheaper! So with all of our debt repayment, we now need to find a way to come up with a little bit of money to buy a cheap-o car that will hopefully last long enough to get me to work for a few months until we can get out of the hole we have dug ourselves. This is how the viscious circle begins. I'm sure there will be car repairs, there will be parking fees involved, gas, insurance, blah blah blah. How depressing. Next thing you know, we'll be at the Check Cashing Palace to get a payday loan! Well I guess we better buckle down and prepare to eat rice at least 10,000 different ways for the next couple of months and hope like hell we weather the storm!

ETA: Shortly after this lovely post, it rained harder! Our pug needed emergency surgery to the tune of $2000! Next month's bill posting is going to look like a bomb went off on our credit cards!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Monthly Bills/Balances-October 2009

Rent: $1524-Reduction didn't happen, but in speaking with the manager of the building it would seem that if things don't change, she won't charge us a penalty if we decide to leave early due to the ugliness of the building.
Discover Balance: $3077-probably another $1000 or so going to it at month's end
WAMU Balance: $2654-slowly plugging away at it, it will also get about $1000 at month's end
MB Balance: $0.00-rockin!
Electric: $60-don't see this changing too much
Groceries: $300-$400/mnth-the price of fresh ingredients just sucks in the Windy City
Transportation: $86/mnth-train pass
Savings: $1000-woohoo, we've moved up in the world!
Fun Money: this is pretty much ZERO this month.