Tuesday, August 18, 2009

One week spending diet

We're on a mandatory one-week spending diet until we get paid again next Tuesday. Thanks to a slew of recent bills (health insurance, cable, phone, etc.), student loan payments, and my dental work (which I did pay off as planned), we have little cash left in the checking account. That makes me uncomfortable. Usually, I like to see it pretty well padded because Bank of America is very sneaky about how and when they post transactions. Sometimes I feel like they WANT to catch us off guard and see us go into the red.

We won't be going out to eat, nor will we do any full grocery runs. We'll wait on paying the water and electric bills (they won't be late, but normally we send in our payments right away). If worst comes to worst and we don't think we're going to make it on what's in the account right now, I'll transfer more over from savings - but I really do not want to do that. 

1 comment:

  1. I've heard that about BOA too! My friend is always calling them because they wait to post things. Sorry about that.

    Anyway, good luck with the diet. I sort of love those weeks, especially when they don't last too long. Then it's kind of fun, like a challenge to see how many meals you can get out of what is in the pantry and freezer! Breakfast for dinner is my best friend. :)