Thursday, August 2, 2007

Who Stole our Savings?

As you can see, I finally updated our emergency fund bar. After taking money out for dental bills, new glasses and a car, we still have $3727 in the emergency savings. And that's what it's there for, isn't it? It's going to be a very tightly budgeted month in August because there's the college payment of $940 to pay (which will be mostly refunded after all the loans and scholarships come through), plus Number One Son just called to say he needed to go to the dentist because he thinks he has a cavity. I bought him dental insurance this week, but it won't cover fillings for the first six months. At least it will cover the check up and cleaning, and as he'll be in college for another three years, I figure I should have it on him anyway. Basil's going to attack the credit this month, and I just hope I don't have to dip into the savings again. At least work's picking up for both of us, so we should have a little bit of overtime as well.

4 comments:

noma said...

Hi B and BB. Just a note to mention that we're hosting -- gasp -- the carnival of debt reduction. Would you like to submit something? There are some links at the usual place. Ciao, Noma.

JW said...

Everytime I read the title of your blog , "The Bizarro World Debt Elimination Freak Show" and see photographs of a the two people who look my late Uncle and Aunt from Toledo, all I can do is smile.

Thanks for your creativity and originality!!l

ladydoughgirl said...

Who stole your web site? Noma told me you had scrapped your site and I was concerned you guys decided to give up blogging. Say it isn't so. It's nice to see you back up and running.

Anonymous said...

You might try going to a local dental school or dental hygiene school clinic for you dental cleanings and any other dental work you need. The appointments are usually longer but can be as much as half the cost as private dental offices. These educational clinics provide excellent work with full supervision by very educated and well practiced clinicians, and they often will bill dental insurance if you have it. I am a dental hygiene student and truly appreciate the patients that come to our clinic for the learning experience they provide.