If you read my last post you know that we had to bite the bullet and buy a new car. Well a new used car.
I guess we could have waited and gone carless for a while, but with family out of town and my husbands parents getting older (his dad is 82) we feel better having a car at our disposal.
Now thanks to our big, unexpected, purchase we’re not going to have any money to spare for months or perhaps even the next year.
We’re already pretty good about watching how we spend our money, but I’m going to have take another hard look at our bills and spending and see where we can cut. I’m pretty sure we can get a better long distance plan with our phone company, and I can cut out a few things on our cable bill too. I’m also pretty sure I can cut down our grocery bill a little bit as well. I’m sure our savings between all of those things won’t be all that much since we’re pretty careful already, but with any luck I might be able to cut an extra $100 or so. Even that will help.
When it comes time to buy new clothes we can always try an online wholesale apparel store for deals. Oh and we shop at Costco – mainly to fill my many prescriptions, but if we buy more things in bulk we might save a bit there too.
Oh well … I guess we’ll just have to be really careful with our money for a while. I hope nothing else breaks down! We’ve already replaced our washer, drier and a TV this year … The furnace is probably next on our list.