- We got a bunch of stuff for organization around the house
- We enjoyed going out a bit and having fun
- It took a little stress off of us with having to not buy the house and wedding planning and the like
- We were a little too flexible. We had to dip into savings for about $100.
- It's really hard to come off a flex month back into a tight month
We've decided that for our next flex month (May) that we'll structure it a bit more. We're going to take $150 each and do with it as we please. That still gives room for advancing any accumulated projects that need cash thrown their way without blowing the budget out of the water.
|There goes March's budget!|
|I'd like them much better if they were half off!|
Also, in the interest of keeping our liabilities down, we've put ourselves on a path to pay for our wedding as the expenses come. We were originally borrowing money since we were saving for a house while paying for the wedding, but with some of the down payment cash, we paid off the outstanding money owed for the wedding.
We used the rest of the down payment to pay off a few pesky balances and loans, and funded a decent start to an emergency fund.
Our next projects financially and homelife wise are to pay down the one student loan left, try to cut food costs in half (or as close as we possibly can), and start preparing for this fall, when we expect to be down to one income and paying 2 graduate school bills.
WOTD: Tentativeness - unsure; uncertain; not definite or positive; hesitant:
I think that a bit of tentativeness regarding our finances for the next few months is warranted. After all, we're trying to do it all at once.