The first step in My Total Money Makeover Journey is Baby Step One: $1,000 in the bank.
I did it….and then life threw me a curve – well, a few of them.
- We moved my in-laws into a retirement apartment. I knew my MIL was a pack-rat, but even I didn't realize we would be able to fill a HUGE dumpster TWICE! Although I'm glad to see them settled into a single-level apartment, with AC, and no yard maintenance, boy was moving them out expensive. And it was OUR expense (not exactly sure how that happened either).
- With DH off work for 2 weeks, some of my emergency fund went for normal expenses. Although we've wanted to take a vacation for years, this wasn't exactly what I had in mind…
- Plus, it was time to get the garden ready. This year, I spent over $900 because I bought a tiller! If my yield is anything like previous years, I'll make all my money back this year and won't have to worry about renting a tiller ever again. So, good investment – bad timing.
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