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To Stay the Course

June 21st, 2011 at 06:58 pm

Hi. Me here. Reminding myself to stay the course for the next year. It is likely to be hard. There is not much wiggle room each month. Maybe $800. Maybe. It seems like enough. It is just far less than we are used to.

We will have to be mindful of ALL spending. This will require heightened communication between DH and myself. We need to start communicating about how that is going to work now.

I commit to look for sales and coupons. I commit to selling things we no longer need for cash. I commit to reviewing our current expenses for ways to cut back. I commit to thinking further ahead for items I will need to purchase.

Staying the course means we don't take on additional debt. Staying the course means minimizing the amount of cash we use from our emergency fund. Fingers crossed we can keep that emergency fund intact!

4 Responses to “To Stay the Course”

  1. frugaltexan75 Says:

    You can do it!

  2. PNW Mom Says:

    Good luck! I know you can do it!

  3. rob62521 Says:

    You can do it!

    How are you going to sell your items? Garage sale, online auction or regular auction? I've taken things to a regular auction and although they bunched the stuff together, it was nice getting the check and getting rid of stuff.

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    Likely most items will be sold at a garage sale later this summer or fall. I'm also quite familiar with ebay and craigslist, so I will use those when the item dictates.

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