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Just Keep Swimming

August 18th, 2014 at 07:20 am

Well after the initial shock of having to go 3 weeks without pay, then being short half a pay check I think we are going to be okay.

Husband had an excess of $100 on this check from thrifty budgeting to put towards the gap, and we have vowed to cut our grocery bill and eat cheap for the next month. Whoo hoo ramen noodles. *gag*

Really going to try to find meals out of our limited pantry and refrigerator. Tonight I have rustled up BBQ chicken, shells n cheese, and fresh corn on the cob.

I also put back an extra $50 out of my paycheck and set it aside for our house payment. We really only need to scrape up another $50 or so over the next couple weeks and we will be fine as long as we keep extra spending in check.

Husband can also put gas on his credit card and it won't be due until Oct.

Besides that, financial hasn't made much progress. I paid all our bills today. Sent $150 to the credit card, and put $50 back for the car. I only need to come up with $200 more for the credit card before Aug. 9th.

I am going to halt payments towards the car. I have $500 now to give to him when he gets back from vacation in a couple weeks. After I give it to him I will start saving for the last payment again. But until then I will put all extra funds towards the credit card, and floating our missing paycheck.

3 Responses to “Just Keep Swimming”

  1. My English Castle Says:

    I love (for a while!) the challenge of eating from the pantry or freezer. Have fun with it!

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    Yes, keep doing the best you can. I always like to hear what people find in their pantry to eat, well, assuming it's not expired!

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I've been hearing stuff about ramen noodles and wax ... Maybe beans and rice would be better if you can eat them?

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