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Month Two

October 31st, 2009 at 08:57 pm

Well, another month down and we were able to put $2510.42 towards our debt this month. This brings the overall total under $100,000 which was nice to see. The time in between paychecks felt longer this month. I'm still working on trying to get our amount spent on food lower for the month but didn't do too well. I have decided to try clipping coupons and seeing if that will help. I found a few websites that will let you pick the coupons and print them for use in the store. I also picked up a few Christmas presents for our girls.

With the holidays coming up it's going to be a much bigger challenge to continue to put money towards debt. We bought plane tickets to go see my parents for Christmas this past July so we have a trip we are locked into for December. We have already talked to the girls about having just a few presents this year because their "big" present is the trip to see Grandma and Grandpa. They don't really need anything anyways. We have a large family on both sides and that's what gets me in trouble during the holidays is buying more than I should for them. I'm thinking about trying some homemade gifts this year. If anyone has any tips I would love to hear them!

I have a lead for a part-time job doing some financial counseling and have an interview in a week. If it works out I'll be able to work two days a week. Hopefully it will work out! I'll keep you posted!

4 Responses to “Month Two”

  1. LuxLiving Says:

    Good luck with the part-time job. I've been looking for just such a gig. Every part-time job here wants you to work some, every day. I want to work one to three days a week and then have the others off.

    You've made a good dent in your debts - how nice it must feel to fall under that $100,000 mark!

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    I've made banana bread, pumpkin bread and bourbon balls as gifts before. I like to sew something this year, but I have yet to determine what that is!

  3. homebody Says:

    Knitted washclothes, if you can't knit, learn for next year. Everyone I make them for loves them and there are lots of free patterns and the cotton yarn can run pretty cheap!

    Congrats on the debt! Hang in there.

  4. HouseHopeful Says:

    Great job with the debt!

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