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Car got fixed, things are ok.

January 21st, 2016 at 05:55 pm

So, the car got fixed. It cost more than double of what was expected, but here is the great news...the emergency fund was there and the the credit card was not used! It's no doubt scary that we mostly wiped out the emergency fund, but we will build it back up. Anyway, a major problem was fixed and hopefully it will last us until we can get a better car. I am grateful that we have plenty of food, all of our other bills are paid, and we will continue to move ahead, despite set backs. I have also been steadily losing weight, which has been taking a lot of self restraint (like our finances). I have also decided to really cut back on wine. Yup, we like having it with dinner, but if we only have it once a week, it will cost probably only $5 v.s $35! So, we continue ahead! My next goal is to find better friends or be around better people who want to improve on themselves or give back to life more...I seem to attract the ones that always need something/play victim/etc and I'm always there to help them or give things to them when they need it. It's draining. (I finally realized they are kind of like the members of family I had to really let go a couple of months ago and like my car...constant problems that I'm trying to rise above and move away from and get to get better and stronger as life gets better). Onward and upward at leastSmile

5 Responses to “Car got fixed, things are ok.”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Sorry about the car repairs. It's exciting to hear you had the cash on hand to pay and didn't need to use the credit cards! Super work. And a great idea to be a little more choosy with your friends.

  2. Livingalmostlarge Says:

    Good job!

  3. snafu Says:

    Glad the car was repaired without having to use credit. Can we help you work through finances to free up funds to build Emergency Fund and get you to your money goals for 2016?

  4. turning a new leaf Says:

    thank you all (hugs) @snafu, I'm going to go through my expenses again. I check the bank account every day to see what's posting etc. I'm also pretty sure our overhead are the lowest we can get. I just want to see where I can make more money. I will post it soon.

  5. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Turning a new leaf good luck with less wine Smile. My new year's resolution was 1 bottle per week instead of two, but unfortunately I am great with financial resolutions (really more plans I guess) but not so good on non-financial. The kitchen bench top (my other non-financial) is looking tidier though. Good luck!

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