Weekly Review: Spending
I overspent this week by $30.00 by purchasing a Wii video game. While the amount itself is not world-ending, it’s going in the opposite direction of my goal to reduce impulse spending. Everything else was business as usual.
Weekly Review: Life Under Construction & More Spending
We had Canada Day last week so it was a short work week. The husband and I saw a couple movies last weekend just so we could spend a couple hours in air-conditioned bliss – the movies were pretty good too (true story). We both bank at Scotiabank and participate in the Scene points programs so the movie tickets were free. These points and other cost-saving measures help us to get the most out of our entertainment budgets.
Our renter will be moving into our basement suite in a few weeks and we still need to purchase a small fridge and a few other things. This extra $800 in income over the next year will go far in reducing our debt and creating a larger positive gap between our incoming money and outgoing expenses.
The big concern I have for this plan is that expenses keep coming up – as they do – that require our attention in the moment. For instance, husband’s car requires new tires to the tune of $700 which will be coming out of September’s rent.
Why didn’t we have money set aside for this stuff? Because our outgoing expenses are stupid and we’re still fixing everything. Anyone know a good way to offload a cell phone contract without paying a million dollars in cancellation fees?
All I have to say is never again, boys and girls. If I ever make the dumb mistake of signing a dotted line for the privilege of using a phone for three years, someone needs to fly out here and slap me upside the head. It’s costing me close to $200 to run two different cell phones and an Ipad data plan (don’t ask, it’s shameful). I’m cancelling the Ipad data plan and this will save me some cash. This cash can then be funneled towards more important things – like not owing my soul to creditors.
So, seriously, does anyone know of a good way to offload a cell phone contract without paying a million dollars in cancellation fees?