We have no money again.
Our power bill is $30 more than normal becuase the car was plugged in so much last month. Ugh.
And my student loan is due March 1. Then I'll apply for interest relief again so we can pay off the car loan as quickly as possible.
Filed my taxes today. We used cutetax.ca or whatever the address is. Found it on the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency Website. Since we made under $30,000 we didn't pay a thing. That was nice. Should get a good return and then we'll give that way so DH can go back to school in the summer. Whee. (He owes dorm fees so we can't get a transcript).
I should get and do some homework. And finish housework. DD fell asleep on the couch during quiet time so I'm gonna let her sleep until 4 PM and then have a snack and maybe get outside.
Need to remind myself to write about playschool as well. Going to do that on Friday. YAY!!
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We have no money again.
Went to the library today. Found a yoga tape for me. I started doing yoga as part of a course I am taking at Barnes and Noble University (free, more free becuase I get the books from the library or just don't get the book at all if I can't find it). And it helps my stomach. I was to the point I thought I had IBS and was going to the doctor to probably get on some drugs. But yoga has done it.
Got Big Bear in the Blue House, Potty Time movie from the library. DD goes as long as she doesn't have underwear on. Driving me crazy. We almost bought this movie before Christmas for $10, used.
And we also borrowed Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya SisterHood. A movie DH would never watch. I wanted to get Top Gun but maybe I'll do that next week. All this time i thought our library never had any good videos.
Then we went and played at the park. The yoga is also helping my depression. So is the warm weather.
Got our Alberta Family Employment Tax Credit (120 twice a year). That was a nice bonus. It went right to the savings account. DH got paid and I have to go send that all to rent anyway.
And I sent my first assignment to my instructor. Very nervous. But I think it's okay. And I'm working on my second assignment. Well it's supper time so I guess I better go find something to eat.
My DH wants to be broke forever.
He agrees to spending money($40 for him and $20 for me) and then spends twice as much (so far the month is not over yet). He needs to show me that he's in control and not me. And it's kind of tiring.
I don't want to be in control I want us to be in agreement and it's hard when he keeps breaking the agreement!!
He told me last night someday (in the next two years) he's going to come home with a 27" TV. I suggest we start saving for it at $25/month we could have it in a year. But he refuses. He claims there'll be no other spending money (despite the fact that he's spent $40 extra this month alone, actually $60 if you count the "advance" he took at the end of last month, but who's counting? Not me. LOL).
Fine if he wants to stay as his crappy job and never see me then fine he can do that. I want to get out of debt and go back to school full time and get a decent job that I like. Not one where I'm unfulfilled and work my ass off for a company that doesn't really care that much about me. That's not really true, my bosses have been really great to me when it comes to working with my schedule.
I'm just really bitchy and sad tonight. I wish I could make him understand better why I want to do the things I do with money.
Can't figure out why my car payment has not gone out of the account yet. It was supposed to have gone out around midnight last night, but it's still there.
Also trying to figure out what the extra $17 payment that occured today. I think DH bought something at work, he wanted tylonol, but that can't be $20. I just have these control issues these days, especially when it comes to DH and money. Oh well, it'll be okay when the $700 payment is reversed. I should have called today. I'll call tomorow.
DD is pulling on me right now so I'll finish this later. All about shopping and stuff.
I paid the phone bill which was just under $74. I typed 7 and then went to check the actual amount. THen typed in 74. Except that it was 774 and I never looked. DH was not happy with me. *MUTTERS*
*BANGS HEAD ON WALL*
It'll be back in the next 3 weeks.
We saved some money on power last night. And gas. The power went out at 11 PM until 2 Am. IT was -42 C with the windchill(-37 without). And then I was an hour late for work. Since I wasn't waiting around for the power to come back on.
And ... I"m having a bad day. My vaccum died last night. Shorted out somewhere we'll get it fixed when it warms up. Until them my mom is lending me hers (2 year olds are MESSY eaters). I cannot find my proof of purchase. But i'm hoping the warranty date on the back of the vaccum is enough. Cross your fingers.
Second verse same as first can't get better can only get worse. I'm a pessimist today.
Reading the journal's here I keep remembering things I need to do.
One was put the bank accounts on the calander. This way DH can see how much money we have and what bills need to be paid when.
We agreed on $40 spending money which he has taken out already. (Big surprise he's just like a little kid).
Next I need to open a second savings account for Christmas for next year. We need to put in about $25/month to pay for next CHristmas.
Going to see if I can do that on-line. Okay that's done now. We have a savings account for our emergency fund, but I want one seperate for christmas. That way DH and I can buy each other something next year. *rolls eyes*
For the first time in 3 years we have money, are saving and paying off debt, etc.
Listening to Dave Ramsey right now and making supper. Which I think is done I'll write more later.
It's strange in Octover we had NO money left after the regular bills and such. November we took a trip, bought gifts and a VCR and we had no money left, in addition to the regular stuff. Go figure? I didn't work as many hours in November, and we (would have) had money left over. I can't figure it out.
I've been slacking off on everything. I'm finished my course and my whole self just took off on a vaction. Except for work which I'm back up to 30 hours, and I got a 23 cent raise. (Very sad isn't it?)
I have to get my butt in gear tonight and do the finaces for November. It isn't going to be nice. But we do have an extra pay check this month (possibly techincally 3 checks in January since they think it might be a day late).
I'll write more later I need to go do my check book balances.
Anyone have good advice on garage saling? Having one that is.
We don't have a lot of stuff but DD has nearly 2 years worth of clothes to get rid of. Lots of them are brand new worn maybe 5 times. Is it worth it to have a garage sale for so little stuff? We tried once upon a child but they aren't taking winter stuff so they took very little of the one box we took and it didn't seem worth it to haul the others right now. BUt we want to get rid of them ASAP. We need the moneys bad. We'll see