Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Budget Time Again

Well now that we got the loan to pay off all of our credit card debt, it's time to do our budget again to make sure that we have everything paid on time and aren't broke most of the month. I was paying all of our bills at the beginning of the month, but now I'm going to have to split it between the 1st and the 15th. I hate budgeting, but it has to be done. I am glad that we have all of our credit card bills consolidated now and only have to make one payment instead of many. I am also trying to put some money away for when the baby comes, just in case we have any extra costs. Hopefully the budget works out with out too many hassles.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Get Rid of the Clutter

Well slowly, but surely, I have been reading Suze Orman's "The Courage to be Rich". I've come across an interesting part about getting rid of the clutter in your life and getting yourself organized. This not only shows you that you have too much junk in your house, but also the amount of money that you have wasted on things that you don't really need. We have a ton of stuff we can get rid of, especially since we are losing a room to the baby. It doesn't help that my wife is a pack rat and has kept everything she owns since the dawn of time. So now it is time for us to get organized and unfortunately move some stuff into storage. The amount we are paying for storage could be going to better things, like savings or investments, but when you live in a super small house we don't have much choice. So hopefully soon we will have all of the stuff in our house either organized or stored, so we can start saving more money by not buying more junk. Anyway I thought this was pretty interesting from Suze, especially since it applies to me. Will keep you informed on anything else I find interesting in her book.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

V-Day Is Almost Here

Well Valentine's Day is almost here. We have decided to go the cheap route because of our impending new arrival. A couple of cards, some small gifts, and a home cooked meal. Maybe even starting to paint the babies room pink. Nothing says romance like painting a room pink & lavender. I guess our priorities are starting to change, which is good. We need to start focusing on our baby anyway. Anyway just wanted to say that I hope everyone has a happy and enjoyable Valentine's Day.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Slacking Again

Okay so I've been slacking on my blog lately. My reasons? I've been down with the flu and I've been spending a lot of time working on the babies room. It seems that changing out the base boards on an old house is a lot more work than I had bargained for. So because of these reasons I haven't blogged in a while, sorry. Will get back on the ball as soon as I start feeling better.