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October Goals

October 7th, 2016 at 10:28 am

Today, I had to turn down a free piano. It would've cost almost $400 to move it to our new place, and we decided that since it wasn't an expense we'd already planned, we should forgo it.

I'm still pretty upset about it, but I told myself that if I really want our financial situation to change, then I need to stop rationalizing spending for things I didn't originally plan.

I think we're in pretty good shape to have the money we need for the lease break ($2000), prorated rent in our place ($1300), and our mortgage ($2300) by early November. I was hoping to have it all by Nov. 1, but I think we'll need some funds from my first Nov. paycheck (11/7).

The other big goal for October is to completely wipe out one of the credit cards. The Chase Slate card has about $800 on it. Since the statement just closed, we have until 11/2.

We currently have 1800 saved up, so that means, we'll need 4600 in October. I know we have $3500 coming from paychecks, so we'll need another $1100. I think DH will make that in this month at his new job, but we'll see. Challenge accepted.

3 Responses to “October Goals”

  1. Jenn Says:

    A really smart move on your part! I've also had to catch myself and pass up "free" things and 'good deals' because they add costs to the budget.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Nice job not rationalizing yourself into spending money...it takes practice, but is well worth it!

  3. frugaltexan75 Says:

    I bet another free piano deal will come around - maybe you'll have a category set up for it then. Smile

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