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off track

April 19th, 2007 at 01:32 pm

I am officially off track with my credit cards. Maybe two days after I was paid on the 13th I had used almost all of my check already on groceries, gas, and bills. I feel ridiculous. I can tell by my tracking sheets that my food spending is down but I'm still not doing well. I had to pay $65.00 in federal taxes and then paid $130.00 of my state taxes by credit card. Plus I had to pay my accountant $130.00 out of my check.

I'm thinking of signing up for some financial counseling sessions at the local Women's Center. They are on a sliding scale and they are also having a sale where you can get a 20% discount if you purchase three or more sessions. I think that might help some if I got an objective person to help me get on track. My therapist has tried but I don't really like talking about money stuff with her.

I'm also irritated that everytime I go to the grocery store I end up spending like $100.00 on food. It doesn't matter if it's Food Lion, Kroger, or Target. I think last week I got two items that weren't food (personal care items) and the rest was food. I think I'm going to try coupons next time. But, the $100 worth of food usually lasts about two weeks, except for Diet Coke and yogurt, which I have to buy more of.

the Vet

April 2nd, 2007 at 12:49 pm

I took my cat to the vet Friday because she's been throwing up. $270.00 later I was told she might possibly have pancreatitis and that I should just switch her food to a sensitive stomach formula. I also had to purchase a flea&tick/heartworm/earmite preventative combo that is $15 a dose but with six doses you get one free. It seems like there is no end lately to the little financial crises that keep cropping up. Hopefully this will be over soon and I can get back on track.