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September 26th, 2007 at 11:20 am

I finally went to the dentist today after putting it off for too long. I hadn't been in over a year. Luckily I only had one tooth that needed a filling. I was so relieved. I was imagining that I'd need like six fillings (which has actually happened before). They did tell me I need to wear a night guard because the grinding on my teeth is wearing down some of my molars, and they said I'm likely to fracture a molar if I don't wear a night guard. That would be VERY expensive, because to fix it you have to have a root canal and then a crown. So I'm going to start wearing the night guard.

I heard somewhere that things like going to the dentist and car repairs, big things that are expensive but not regular expenses, are what get people as far as debt. I think it's partially true. I know that much of my credit card debt is from not only small things that I should have budgeted for, but larger purchases and expenses that came up that I hadn't planned for either.

Got my refund check from my second job that was for my CPR class. Had to pay for the class out of pocket and wait to be reimbursed. The check is tiding me over till I get paid on Friday.

broke again

September 18th, 2007 at 10:07 am

So it's only four days after pay day and I'm broke already. Mainly it's due to poor budgeting, but I had to pay my mid-year taxes and I bought a plane ticket to Denver for October. I'm so mad at myself. Sometimes things seem really out of control. I paid all of my bills first though. I bought groceries last night and went to eat and that was a mistake, the eating out part. Don't know how to get better at the budgeting thing. Guess I will just keep trying.