Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The verdict is in
This means I can scurry around and figure out how I'll be tweaking next month's budget. A little less on gas? A bit off the grocery budget? It is definitely a challenge since we're living pretty bare bones already. One bright spot is knowing that GJS will have a three paycheck month in August. That kind of influx is something we don't budget for, it's just gravy when it arrives. But of course, August is a long way off...
I'm sad to report I don't think we'll be able to get the mortgage down to $50,000 in January. The numbers are just not adding up to meet that goal. I'll know for sure as soon as GJS has access to his last paycheck information (Janaury 28th) but it isn't looking good using my best estimates. I'll transfer money from our baby savings account to make it work if the numbers are off by less than $100. But I know full well that this idea is my last resort and I don't hold out much hope.