Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Putting my Budgetting to the Test

I did well the last 2 weeks on my new budget, and I really feel like following a weekly plan has been better for us. But we have a challenge coming up. I've mentioned before that David is a Marine, and so he gets paid on the 1st and 15th. Each payday is the exact same amount, and that makes it very easy to plan a budget. However, our bank releases the funds a day early, and weekends affect that. So instead of getting paid on Monday, Dec 15th we get paid on Friday, Dec 12. Sounds great, right? Except that means that this pay period will be 18 days!!! That is a long time, especially the week before and of Christmas. I get paid weekly, every Thursday and we've been blessed to be able to use 100% of my income to paid debts, add to savings, or use for special occasions. So I'll have to be extra mindful of the budget the next 3 weeks and really make it work. We'll have my income if we need it, but I would really rather not even think of mine as income. I don't consider my job a "career" and I don't plan on working here long-term since we move so often. I don't want to get stuck working because we use my income, I'd rather it be a nice booster for savings. So bare with me the next 3 weeks, I'll probably be posting a lot in order to keep things in check, and to keep me busy and not out shopping! LOL


Melissa said...

good luck! I think you can pull it off!!