Fehmeen was nice enough to interview me about our debt experience. You can read it by clicking here. For anyone who’s newer to the site, you might not know that we were in debt mainly due to student loans and medical debt, so it might be a new take on debt for some of you.
My mom is coming to town next week. So if any of you would like to meet up, you’ll get two personal finance bloggers for the price of one! At present, we’re leaning toward Saturday the 23rd, but Sunday the 24th works too. Early to mid-afternoon, say 1-3 or 2-4.
We tend to meet at the Wendy’s by Thunderbird and I-17 because they’re nice enough not to kick us out when we loiter.
Mom would also like me to announce that there will be fab-u-lous prizes. From here. I give you the gift — and at times, I use that word loosely — of my company, and that’s it dammit.
But for her sake I’ve written the following:
“Be the envy of your friends, as they ‘oooh’ and ‘aaah’ as you proudly show off the Tundra playing cards, chocolate soap or a $5 Starbucks gift card.”
Full disclosure: I may try to eat the soap. I mean… Yum. Delicious protein bars. Yay.
Cheer with me!
Oh and remember how I was upset that we’d be taking $200-300 out of savings to cover a gargantuan credit card bill? Well, there’s good news on that front.
First of all, we had a little money left over at the end of the month. So we were actually only $122.03 short.
Secondly, I realized that I’d forgotten to account for a couple of credit card charges that should’ve come out of Tim’s fun money. So I transferred the $66.80 out of that account and into savings.
So in fact, only a net $55.23 was taken out to cover the bill. Meanwhile, saved savings from last month were $168.59, and we got $13.71 in interest.
This means that our savings account balance actually rose by $127.07!
This is a good reminder that we can, in fact, find the $766 in our budget.
Are you in the Phoenix area? Have you had a financial win lately? Would you eat chocolate soap?