Sunday, July 27, 2008

Found a way to spend......

Blogging has been great for my finances because I feel I have to come "clean" with my spending with you...and by doing so, I'm being much more conscious of my spending.

DD1 is moving out next weekend to start her student teaching for a school about an hour away. She is renting a town home with two other girls, but there are only two bedrooms so she will only be able to bring a twin bed. She presently has a VERY used full (it's 17 years old and was cheap when I bought it!), and we will need to get rid of. We decided that she could take DD3's twin bed and we would buy DD3 a new bed since she will be moving into the much larger bedroom of DD1. (Are you following this? :0)

Anyway, because DD3 will be losing her bed in 7 days, we thought it might be a good idea to get her a new bed soon.....today in fact. (Not to worry...it did cost more than the $2.00 that was in my wallet, but we had specifically saved for this purchase so it is paid for). I had a $1000.00 budget for DD3's new room, but we decided to get her a high quality queen size bed (it was only $100.00 more for 30 square inches more room). What I failed to realize was how much more it would cost to outfit a queen vs. a full. But I diligently brought 16 20% off coupons for Bed, Bath & Beyond to purchase her pillows, mattress cover, comforter, blanket, pillow shams, bed skirt, etc. Needless to say we did go beyond the budget (and still didn't buy paint yet!) but we only went over by $250.00. I will be able to handle this amount with our next paycheck (I will pay back savings then.) Even though I didn't want to use savings to pay for this, we really didn't have much of a choice because we ran out of time with my DD1's move.....

So, even though I "borrowed" from savings..there was no debt....and I still have my $2.00!

Whew! I feel better now that I told you...:)

3 comments:

Francois said...

The truth will set you free. :)

CT Mom said...

Will you post before and after pictures?

Sharon said...

Sure!