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splitting the finances

March 26th, 2015 at 11:17 am

I'm relieved to say that last week's car issue was just an emissions problem and only cost $100!

I caved yesterday and got my own Costco card (we had one, but I let the membership lapse). Gasoline and organic food are both cheaper - worth it.

The household finances have been fully in my care for the last 4 years. He wants to take them over now. Late fees, missed payments, and extra charges are no longer my problem, right? I started a new YNAB budget for myself and it felt good.

I'm feeling much more optimistic this week despite multiple job rejections. I feel like things are going to turn around soon. (Please, universe?)

Several days alone next week means I'll be seriously reevaluating all of my belongings. I've got so much stuff that I don't use every day but I don't want to get rid of, like camping gear, my bike, speakers, etc. Hopefully my next place will have a storage locker. I REALLY wish I could buy a house. It's incredibly difficult to part with things when I know I'll want them again after this transient phase is over.

For the last six months (except December), I've kept the grocery budget under $300. That is some kind of record for me! It's good to know I'll be able to spend even less than that when I'm on my own.

4 Responses to “splitting the finances”

  1. Rachael777 Says:

    what does YNAB stand for?

  2. frugaltexan75 Says:

    That is good news about the car!

  3. kashi Says:

    Rachael - it stands for You Need A Budget, a budgeting software created by one of our forum members several years ago. www.youneedabudget.com

  4. Carol Says:

    Would it make sense to get a small storage unit? Would a few months be cheaper than rebuying a bike and camping equipment? I know they can be a money and "junk" sink, but used properly, they can solve some problems, too.

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