Whoever first said that children & husbands are expensive wasn't lying!
I went into December feeling good financially.
This is, after all, one of the 3 paycheck months......so we'd be getting an extra paycheck in December.
Meaning we'd have extra cash this month to save.
Then the Money gods laughed.....
Not a week after getting his replacement retainer, #2 son lost it.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!
He threw it out after lunch in the school cafeteria. He subsequently spent an entire study period that day going through 5 large trashcans in said cafeteria.
No luck finding it.....
So I made the dreaded call to the Orthodontist and began the call with the line, "You are NOT going to believe this!...."
And #2 son is having his allowance held up to the tune of $85. He may turn 16 and have a JOB before he gets his allowance again.lol
Then he needed his flutes repaired/maintained/replated. He has 2 instruments that both needed work.
So the music store sent them away and the estimate came back at almost one THOUSAND DOLLARS for all the work on both.
So we elected to fix the one that was in better shape for $402 and rented a flute for him to use until it was fixed.
After seeing what they get for instrument repairs/maintenance, I think we'll send #2 son to instrument school to become an artisan rather than to college to play the instrument.lol
Then Hubs took his commuter car into the shop Thursday to get an oil change and have his brakes looked at.
It appears that commuting down a mountain 5 times a week is very very bad for brakes, struts, shocks and tires. We paid the ransom of $1100 for the work on it on Friday evening and drove the car home.
Let's review, shall we?
$1587 in unexpected expenses this month.
$1587 about takes care of most of that extra paycheck.
What is left will be for Christmas spending.
And I'll cross my fingers that I can make my Savings Challenge goal this month.
How's the money going(or staying)in your life?