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2015 Contribution Met

March 25th, 2016 at 01:28 pm

I sent the final $300 to husband's Roth for 2015. Woohoo.

Also paid $170 on the computer. Getting so close to having that gone! Just a few more big payments. Can't wait to move onto something else.

Not Much

March 22nd, 2016 at 02:11 pm

Not much to report.

I paid off one of the credit cards with this check.

My first goat deposit should be arriving in the mail this week. They won't be going to their new homes until at least May, but I'll be sad to see them go. They are such fun, and husband has really participated this year. We go out and play with them every day when he gets home, and he even built them a play ground.

Goat money will be used to build up my animal fund cushion, pay for hay, and pay for testing.

Friday I should see a big jump on my goals. I will have about $450 to put towards something. So that is exciting! Plan to finish the 2015 Roth contribution, and apply the rest towards the computer.

Husband just had to buy a set of new tires for $350, ouch. His tires were so bad that he was having to fill them up several times a week. If you stood beside the car you could hear the air leaking out. He purchased them USED several years ago. They were bald and dry rotting, and he had several plugged holes from running over things like screws. So at this point it was a matter of safety. We were really hoping to purchased a "new" car for him before he had to replace them, but we couldn't put it off any longer, and instead he is going to try to get a while longer out of his car.

This will give us more time to save for a car purchase, and also pay down some debt / figure out the remodel first. Just hoping his 1994 car keeps trucking.

Roth Contribution

March 11th, 2016 at 02:44 pm

Husband's extra paycheck hit so I made a large $600 transfer to his Roth! Only $300 to go before the April deadline.

I got my $100 state tax refund back and rather than waste it I sent it to the LOC. Need to get serious about demolishing debt if we are wanting to take on a construction loan!

I have $2,250 worth of goats sold. I will get that money when they are weaned in May.

This month I am focusing on the rest of husband's 2015 Roth contribution, and paying off the credit cards before the statement. Then next month will be working on the computer loan. If I could scrape enough money to pay it off in April that would be amazing, but May is more likely... A girl can dream.


March 9th, 2016 at 10:04 pm

I'm so excited! The construction company came out to look at the house and create a bid for our addition we've been wanting to do for years.

Of course they are going to take a few weeks for the actual numbers, but they gave me a rough estimate based on their other jobs of $105ish a sq foot. Or $45,000 completely finished!

We are wanting to shoot for $35,000. But they were so nice, and will let us DIY anything we want to do. Saving us a considerable amount of money. A lot of general contractors won't let you work in "their space" but these guys said they will do or let us do anything we want. So I can hire out my own electrician (who is a friend and gives me a discount), and husband and I can paint, hang insulation, etc.

Of course I don't want to get too excited until I see the real contract.

I don't even mind if we just have to get the shell put up, and then we can save and pay cash for finishing the interior if we need to. We were just praying that the exterior would be under $35k.

I can't believe this may actually become a reality this year. Big Grin