Today is the day that I steer this ship back onto course. February will be a no spend month for us. Actually our first no spend month ever!
What does that mean. Well, exactly what it says... no spending. I guess I should clarify that there will a little bit of spending. Of course the bills will be paid. There are also a few groceries such as milk, fresh fruit and veggies to purchase. It will be the minimum needed to get by. I went the grocery store earlier in the week and have a full pantry and freezer. Don't worry we have plenty to eat! I'll update you each week of the month if there is any spending on groceries.
Many of you might ask why February and not January as that seems to be the go to no spend month. Besides the overspending in January the van needs some work. The main thing is a new radiator. In order to get us by while we save to take care of that repair we can can buy a can of stop leak if the leak gets worse. Chuck isn't sure that it will work but it's worth a shot if needed.
Besides saving for the van repair we need to save for vacation. I know, I know. How can we take a vacation when we are knee deep in debt. We agreed to this vacation before the medical bills grew and the vehicles need repairs. We seriously thought about cancelling. In doing so we would have lost money as we have been paying for the beach house. We also factored in the fact that Megan will be 12 this summer. The years for family vacations is slipping away.
After the vehicle and vacation funds are filled we will back to full force debt reduction. Follow along as we tackle a no spend month.
May your day be filled with joy in the journey!