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Budget Discussion Part One

August 20th, 2017 at 01:23 pm

My husband and I did a review of our budget that we track on YNAB yesterday. This really was a first step of our discussion and making new plans. For the most part we are on the same page, we both admitted areas we probably overspend. We discussed some larger ticket items we need to save for. We also talked about retirement and whether to keep saving at the same rate, about 18%, or lower it. We decided to keep it the same for now. We agreed to come back to the budget on September 1 when my husband is paid again and tweak some things. Around this same time we expect to be getting a per diem check for his summer school travels. We will need to make a solid plan on where that money goes.

We did go out to eat for lunch yesterday. I had a $30 gift card. Our bill was just under $20, so we still have more money to use there another time.

Other spending yesterday came to about $30, which seems very low for a weekend. Today will be grocery shopping for the week.

My mom sent me two pairs of eclipse glasses in the mail that she received for free. I appreciate her mailing them because I was having trouble finding any locally. I plan to invite my two neighbors with children over to share our viewing glasses.

3 Responses to “Budget Discussion Part One”

  1. patientsaver Says:

    I decided too late that I might like to see the eclipse but haven't really seen them for sale anywhere. So I'll have to content myself with seeing it on TV.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    I only looked at Walmart and Lowe's. My mom found her's at a Columbia outlet and they were giving them away free. I think TV is probably just as good!

  3. rob62521 Says:

    It's good you and DH are having the budget talks. Smart move!

    Our local television station is giving the the eclipse glasses away tomorrow morning; our public library gave the glasses away yesterday.

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