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Back in the 50s

February 5th, 2017 at 07:17 pm

My grocery bill, that is--not the temperatures. The budget was not helped by my DH spending another $55 at the liquor store, but we were out of many things. He's starting to chafe at the restrictive budget a bit. I ran our numbers, and if we indeed put away enough for property taxes, DD's 529 and small contributions for both our IRAs, $200 month for groceries, and our other misc bills we have $300/month discretionary spending. That figure is without an adjunct income from me or DH's unemployment, so I guess we have a little wiggle room.

That said, I'm starting to fret a bit, but there's not much I can do except encourage on this end. I'm not ready to adjust my withholding or my pension contributions yet. I'm not sure that small economies are going to help me breathe a lot easier. I think we need a job offer. DH has another phone interview tomorrow.

I also think I to do a better job of self care. I've been having too many late nights, not enough exercise, and too many sweets. I have a haircut tomorrow, it's Monday, and I'm going to be better. Stamina is called for.

4 Responses to “Back in the 50s”

  1. LuckyRobin Says:

    Yes, self-care is something that is very important. It is very easy to go for the sweets to deal with the stress of uncertainty. I am having to guard against that very much right now.

  2. VS_ozgirl Says:

    I'm really hoping something comes up soon, that job you were talking about that was affiliated with London sounds perfect! Good luck, keep hanging in there.

  3. My English Castle Says:

    Thanks for the encouragement. We will hang on and on and on. Many of you--robin, patient saver, dido--have lots of experience with this situation, and I appreciate your advice.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Sweets are usual go to wen stressed too. I hope things turn around for you soon.

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