I was reading a post in PG by bamboogrrl about how she got her finances straight and her husbands business straight too.
It was inspiring and got me thinking about a few things.
She mentioned how she doesn't buy new furniture and a few other things and I looked around my house.
We are in debt BTW and looking at how to get out.
Here is my houseful of stuff:
*loveseat-40$ at thrift store
*couch-200$ at moving sale
*TV-200$ at same moving sale
*rocker-FREE from in-laws
*my computer desk-FREE from curb in Boulder, CO
*DH desk-FREE from curb here in Taos
*shelves-FREE left over from previous home owner
*kitchen table and chairs-220$ yard sale
*telephone table-FREE, exchanged at consignment shop for a coat of mine
*TV table-FREE, from my childhood
*my bed-150$ king-sized bed, bought from an ex-Days of our Lives actor in town
*DDs bunk bed-FREE, left from previous owner
*bench by front door-35$ at resale shop
*wool rug-FREE (well, Dh did a small work exchange)
*shelves by bathroom- FREE, neighbor gave them to us
*Duvet cover-2.00 at thrift shop
*ALL 4 chest of drawers- 60$, 30$, FREE, FREE
I think you get my point
I own no new clothes, neither does DH.
Kids have a few new things.
All coats are used. Shoes are usually new but bought rarely.
My car was a work exchange between DH and an employer but would have cost 3,000 new and his truck was a salvage from a junk yard for 900$ many years ago.
We even got a brand new shed from Sears for 50$ because our neighbor couldn't figure out how to put it up.
So it's not like we live some fancy lifestyle.
We have no health insurance and up until now have done childcare exchanges for FREE.
Am I blind? I just don't see where in the world our money goes.
I do have crafts that cost some money but not a whole bunch. I just joined the gym for yoga classes and can't give up one night of yoga to save money 'cause then I'll go insane even more.
It goes to the creditors.
We pay so much in finance fees each month and are working on getting rid of those debts but I would just think that we'd have a lot more to show for the amount of debt we have.
Anyhow, have to run