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Adjusted My Budget

October 11th, 2012 at 09:44 am

I took a long hard look at my budget today to try to squeeze out some money to give my mom each month. The only thing I could come up with was to cut my grocery budget to $100 per pay day. It will be tight but I think I can do it. I also adjusted my gas allowance. I have only been using $75 and putting the extra in my savings account, about $30 a week. So i changed my allowance amount to $75. By doing all this, I am able to give my mom $200 a month. Not as much as it should be but I just can't squeeze any more out of it. Maybe in January I will be able to do more.

I have been thinking and it is pretty sad that I can't even pay for the roof over my head. If it wasn't for the kids renting the house, I wouldn't be able to make that payment. So even if I sold the house I am in and moved back to the trailer, I still couldn't make the payment. I have got to get these medical expenses under control. They are killing me.

4 Responses to “Adjusted My Budget”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    It's great that you have that much money to squeeze out of your budget.

    I can see where your situation makes you sad, but I know that you are working on getting on your feet. All of these little steps you are making are leading you to a better place financially. Keep up the good work!!

  2. Maggie Says:

    Have you given up smoking?

  3. North Georgia Gal Says:

    Maggie... not yet. But I am down to two packs a week.

  4. Jerry Says:

    Medical expenses lead to a lot of stress for many people, and it can seem overwhelming. Hopefully things will pick up soon in that department. I forget, are you dealing with a health insurance company, or not? (Either way, it can be frustrating!)

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