I checked in with the hubby to see what he'd like to do with the money and at first he said that we should deposit it and send it right into the credit cards. My heart skipped a beat! So, off we went to deposit the check. Shortly afterwards, he suggested only putting $1,100 towards the debt and keeping the $85 for misc. stuff. I thought about it briefly and agreed! We're on the right path and making progress, so holding back a little isn't the worst thing for us. As long as the majority was going to our debt, I was happy!
So with the extra $85 we plan to do the following:
- $25 we'll put on our laundry card (otherwise laundry money comes out of our food/misc. budget and that already goes too quickly!)
- $10 towards a car wash (we do the self car wash and it shouldn't even be this much but maybe we'll even vacuum the car too)
- $25 extra "Mad Money" for Him this week
- $25 extra "Mad Money" for Her this week
So, I'm happy to say that things are working out and we had another good day. I hope we stay on this path and continue to make such great progress. Time will tell!
Lastly, at the beginning of May I did a post referencing a quote I read from The Quest to be Financially Abundant -
Ask for what you want and be open to receiving it.
I wanted to share it again because for some reason I keep thinking back to it. I know it may not mean much because many of us have been "asking for what we want" for a long time - aka more money, better jobs, additional hours, less stress, etc. I think I'm focusing more on the second half now, "be open to receiving it." The thing that has changed for me is that I'm truly open to receiving it now. I look for what I want in new and creative ways. I'm more willing to do what it takes to get to my goal and opportunities are presenting themselves now.
I'm not much for giving advice, but I guess I'm just saying "stay positive and focused and it will work out!"