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Buckle down to being poor!

December 28th, 2006 at 10:03 pm

The new budget has not gotten off to a happy start. As I stated before, we are taking a monthly $3170.00 cut in pay and have agreed to supplement $1550 out of our EF each month for the house payment. Otherwise it is all up to me to magically squeeze all the other bills and groceries/gas out of our piddly salaries per month. Already DH has been screaming. I think he is just being a little defensive because it hurts his ego some to be making less than he wanted. I will list our expenses/income next week for the big January 07 bonanza! Will be able to pay all the bills for January, but my personal EF will be down to about $20. :-( Scary!!

9 Responses to “Buckle down to being poor!”

  1. mjrube94 Says:

    Good luck...we're always here for support!

  2. miclason Says:

    Good luck!'s good that you're on top of it and are already taking the necessary steps to counteract this!

  3. amber Says:

    good luck...

  4. LdyFaile Says:

    Oh wow that's a good chunk of change. Good luck!!

  5. contrary1 Says:

    Remember, problems only create opportunities to exercise your creativity. You're not poor..........definately not poor. Think of it as getting a chance to put all your frugal skills to work now! Smile

  6. Kelly Says:

    Wow, that's tough. Best of luck!

  7. sarah Says:

    Good Luck

  8. MsSuperSaver Says:

    Yours is a great lesson to everyone on the importance of having an emergency fund. Most people faced with a loss in pay of $3100 a month would be sleeping on a sidwalk somewhere within the week. It's great that you can take such a big cut and still pay all of your bills each month. You go girl!

  9. baselle Says:

    You know that "they" say - when the going gets tough, the tough get going. You're tough, so you're going! Time to look at *every* expense! I'm looking forward to reading about how you are conquering this ... and I know you will conquer this.

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