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Fell off the savings plan this month

July 31st, 2008 at 01:40 pm

Well, I should have known this would happen. I fell off the savings program this month. We were doing so well. But, I had some unexpected expenses this month. I paid for my dad's funeral flowers, had to buy a new dress for the funeral (nothing old fits my post-baby body yet. but that will change!) , had to pay for a sitter, and didn't keep track of what we were spending. Plus, I am getting my hot tub repaired tomorrow. that thing is my own personal money pit, but at this point I'm so deep in it that I'm not giving it up out of principle.

So, I had to take $400 out of savings today and put it in checking to cover misc. I had to subtract it from my goals column, which really made me feel bad. I hope I can get back on track in August.

5 Responses to “Fell off the savings plan this month”

  1. compulsive debtor Says:

    I think whenever we suffer a loss in the family, it's kind of natural to fall off the savings kick. I wouldn't beat yourself up over it.

  2. gamecock43 Says:

    I agree with Compulsive..things get off track. It's not a main concern right now.

  3. momcents Says:

    I'm with the two above. I am sure things will rebalance in the future.

  4. Nika Says:

    This classifies as "emergency" and this is what savings are for.
    You will get back on track.

    I'm very sorry about your father.

  5. scfr Says:

    Please don't beat yourself up. From what I've read, you are very disciplined about your finances. This month was extraordinary.

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