I told you last week about our frustrating BIG bill- $4000 out of the blue. Ugh. It’s a home repair and something that has to be done, not something we can just live with. Four. Thousand. Dollars. Makes you sick just to say it. We joke about the “Disney Curse”, but I’ve noticed in my own life when one thing happens, it seems like something else follows on the heels. $4000 home repair? Let’s up the ante with a big dental bill too. Thanks Universe. Now I’ve got a double dose of the Disney curse. Let’s just hope it doesn’t come in threes.
This is exactly why it’s important to build up a comfortable cushion and to have your household on a budget. I’ve seen SavEars get back from trips, only to find their washer is dead, or a freezer was left unplugged and it’s contents are ruined. Sometimes worse things happen- a car is totaled, a job is lost, or someone falls ill. While we are going to make a few cuts to our Christmas trip for my peace of mind, it’s not something we have to do.
It happens to us all. Thankfully, we have our cushion. Thankfully we have a budget that I can check and see exactly where every dime is going- aka where can the first cuts be made to pay myself back for what I have to take out of our savings? Knowledge is power- and knowledge over your money is power over the bad, unexpected things that happen in life to take chunks of it away.
If you are interested in setting up a budget, learning how to build your cushion, or you just want to take some of the worry out of your finances, check out the Saving For Disney course. It’s easy to use and it’s for more than saving for Disney World. Some of our SavEars who have purchased it have saved for a house, a new car- or just clawed their way out of debt.
Doesn’t it figure that this week’s earnings are low? I tried to sell some things on Facebook and it reminds me of why I hate trying to sell on Facebook. Ahh well, it’s just the way my luck is running lately. It’ll turn around…eventually.
2020 West Coast Trip Goal: $5000
September 16th- September 22nd
Total earned this week: $74.57
Fund Total from last post: $1800.13
Current Fund Total: $1874.70
Only $3125.30 to go!
Couponing To Somewhere Week 17: Hit By The Disney Curse