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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Broke and Bills Bills Bills

I am going to be joining Lena in her fiscal fast for what remains of June check out her last post http://

I mentioned at the beginning of the month that I wanted to save $1,000 this month, well I now know that that is just not going to happen, Murphy visited us with car repairs and now 2 bills have come in. I was absolutely not expecting one of them as it was a toll fine, and I was positive that I had paid off and finalised all payments. But this one is for November last year and I had completely overlooked it, what is my head full of cotton wool ???
The other one is our monthly phone/internet/cableTV account and it is $50 dearer than last months I expected it to be a little higher as I phoned Mum every day after her accident, but I am blown away by the amount.
How am I going to manage to pay all of these bills and still save ?? Well I'm not something has to go and it is savings. So this is one p****d of blogger.

On the plus side I managed to save $50 off of our food bill from last week and I managed to keep my fuel bill down as well so this morning I went and banked it, I also have around $60 in my snowflake jar which I have still to bank so I will be OK with the bills it's just the lack of savings which is getting me down...


  1. Maureen, I think you did great! Saving $110 is awesome. Some months I'm glad if I can put away $5! Keep up the good work :)

    1. I am disappointed but there is always the bigger picture and $110 fortnightly is $2,860 a year, success !!!!!

  2. I didn't save as much as I thought this month either but then I don't think I ever do! Our monthly budget is the "ideal" and we don't live in an "ideal" world - there's ALWAYS something that pops up and throws us off track.


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