Couldn't have become debt free for the second time without this budget. Big hairy debt payments is the tool for the job. You cannot wander out of debt. Being intentional with money was what worked!
As you can see above, I didn't spend $99.21 well, not right away. A few weeks later I took a trip to Omaha Nebraska and used the cash for a rental car. WhenI got home I had some money left. Spent that on gardening plants.
Where does the money go
When you have debt, put your money toward the debt. Big ugly debt payments have been the norm around here.
Toy's are great. I would love to buy toys. I would love to buy Mrs MBG toys. Mrs MBG would love to buy me toys. But we are grown-ups and we have debt. So we are making big ugly debt payments as frequently as possible.
That pretty much sums up the last few weeks.
Happy 420 Day!
Budget. Budget. Deposit. (puff. puff. pass) Just kidding. While VICE News has been digging to the bottom of the iconic 420 as a symbol for pot-heads. I've been crunching numbers and keeping our shit in order. No doubt the fridge is well stocked with bacon as a result.
No doubt 420 originated in Marin County which was just across the SF Bay from where I grew up. Needless to say my gang was late to the party, about 22 years late. So we coined our own number 710. That never really caught on outside our circle.
Now days I keep my head down and eyes in the numbers. It's not as nerdy as it sounds. See that budget above? It's $99.92 short of the amount that I worked for. Not cool. How do I know? I use an iPhone hours-tracking app called HoursTracker. Its not the first time my employer has made a mistake.
Lets Party! But lets budget first.
The first check of the month pays the mortgage. The second check of the month goes toward the debt. We still owe over $4,000 on the Loan. This week we will be making another big hairy debt payment of about $1,100 and nearly bring debt freedom back into our lives.
Spring weather is exciting. With all the excitement I decided that paying myself $340 in Blow Money was a good idea. My shoes need to be replaced and I may need some new swim trunks for the summer. I also like to buy a few flowers to put in our planters.
The $340 should go a long way toward enjoying myself in the next two weeks. Odds are that I won't spend it all. But thats better than wanting money and not having it available. Right?
I enjoy money and bacon.
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