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November 29th, 2017 at 03:31 pm

Balancing my cash envelopes and I had a total of $187, here's the break down:
* recreation $24
* Personal $25
* Groceries $88
* Cleaning $11
* Transportation $39

I added $1.01 of change to my change jar for a new balance of $19.12

Today was a no spend day, so a buck was added to the snowball fund. Hopefully tomorrow is as well.

This budget period is a little tight, so I'm rolling over the $39 in the transportation envelope, the $24 in the recreation envelope and the $11 in the house envelope.

$113 will be added to the holiday party fund. I know a holiday party? This was something that was already planned pre-DR, nothing else (cash) will go to this. We generally have a few friends and family members over to the house the weekend before Christmas, we eat and play cheesy Christmas games. The good news is that we have drinks left over from last year, and crackers left over from the hurricane supply.

I'll be creating a list of items to purchase and sticking to it, spending only whats in the envelope. This is something I, personally would like to continue and I'm sure next year I'll be in a better place. I would cancel but we have people who have already booked to come down months ago.

Other news; the SO went to court, the ex wife changed the child's address at school and presented it at the courts as if the kid lives with her. Smh because the SO was told in August to bring the documents in and the child support would stop, he had the document but he was too lazy to do it. Honestly as he was telling me, I didn't even feel bad, I was thinking when will you finish so I can balance my cash envelopes?

He said he had to pay $500 court cost, personally I didn't care and was thinking oh well so long as you have your rent I'm good. I don't know, I'm just at the point that I want this debt gone so I can move.

Went on the interview, thought it was strange the guy only ask why should he hire me. Oh well it is what it is. I'll keep looking.
I reached out to a friend who works with small businesses to let him know that I am looking for some cleaning work and to keep his eyes open. I either need to get a new job with more money or get a part time gig to pay this debt off quick.

And I'm not even considering

6 Responses to “Cash envelopes”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I feel bad for you dealing with all the extra drama going on around you, but like you I don't feel bad if he isn't responsible to take care of appropriate paperwork when dealing with his own child. I think the party is still a good idea and will be fun. You are being very reasonable with the expense too.

  2. Amber Says:

    Thanks CCF , I think he's realizing I don't care. He paid the cable bill, not sure where he came up with the money nor do I care, maybe his mom gave him the money.

  3. Out of the Dark Says:

    You story is so inspirational Amber. You truly have no idea how proud I am of you and your diligence, tenacity and focus. You can move mountains! Truly! Once bit of advice (like you need anymore..lololol), be true to him as you are being true to yourself. Down the road, your integrity will be very critical to both of you!

    Keep on keeping on! PS - I can picture you gazing off into the sky thinking about your envelopes while he blathers on about "his" woes...just sort of struck me funny!

  4. DW Says:

    Does he have the rent or did he use the rent on cable and court?
    He will try to get on your good side by suggesting a budget meeting.
    Stay strong.

  5. Amber Says:

    DW I have no clue if the money he used was part of his rent or not, I didn't ask any questions or suggestions, I'm over it.

  6. Bluebird Says:

    Awesome job Amber!!!

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