Saturday, May 17, 2008

YIKES! I was a bit off target...

I just got done posting about a wonderful "24" hours my husband and I got to enjoy for our anniversary, and how we only had to pay $17.00 "out of pocket". Well, upon careful calculation of the "24" hour period which I have documented in my other blog, My Daily Bread, it appears that we spent more than $500.00! $555.00 to be exact. What??? Part of that amount was a gift from my husband, in the form of a Coach purse. We waited to go to the outlet stores, and this particular purse was originally $328.00, marked down to $149.00. Still expensive, yes, but I've been wanting this for a very long time. So....my husband said he would get it for me as a Mother's Day gift...

The other expenses, some clothing, allowances for kids, and eating out quickly brought the total to over $500.00. I had no idea that it was anywhere near that! Can you imagine putting that on a credit card and thinking it was around $200? Which is what happened to me last fall with Christmas and misc. expenses. I ended up with a $5000.00 credit card bill. Luckily, we pay with cash, but it does make me more cautious. I still have a birthday (my son's), a Kings Dominion trip, and grocery shopping to do before next pay day! Ugh.

1 comments:

ntbeachnc said...

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