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$20K Update - $18K! Bills, Bills, Bills.....

August 24th, 2018 at 09:29 am

Whoo hoo we made it to $18K! Things are crazy here and I am worried about savings. It looks great now, but we are having a lot of trouble with the renter in Rental #1 who is breaking their lease and moving out early since they bought a house. We are working to find a new renter, but if we don't find someone for the same monthly rent, the previous renter will be responsible for the difference until the end of their original lease term. They are not happy about that and seem to not understand that breaking their lease has consequences for them. We had a promising showing yesterday, so hopefully that works out and we can get past this unpleasantness.

Since our Jeep was totaled out a few weeks ago we are using the car and the truck. My car has over 225K miles on it and has been iffy at best lately. With us living an hr away from the closest "big city", I am not very comfortable driving it that far anymore (especially as temps will begin to change soon). The truck has 100k+ miles on it, and of course is a gas hog, do it's not reasonable to drive that to town unless we actually need to transport something. So we need to find a new vehicle sooner then later and get rid of my car.

We are also putting in an egress window and a cement patio on Rental #1. Just the window is over $4K which is crazy to me, but apparently $3K-$4.5K is the estimates we are getting and the lower estimate we got back in March and STILL, 5 months later, they have not showed up to do the work, so we are moving on to a different vendor so we can get that done before it gets cold out. Hoping MO and some friends can do the cement patio to save some money there.

Oh and we leave for Vegas in 2 days....we have had this trip planned for awhile, and it is the last one we will have for some time, unfortunate that all of these other expenses came up right before we leave, puts a damper on the getting out of town to relax concept when you know you shouldn't be spending money.

Current Balance $17,900.00
+$25.00 FB Sales
+$30.00 Phone Savings
+$45.00 To get to $18K!
Balance $18,000.00

Local Savings $3100.00
GC Savings $1755.00
Capital 360 Savings (US) $6080.00
Capital 360 Savings (Mom Loan Payback Account)$4365.00
Capital 360 Savings (Rental Deposit Account #1)$1200.00
Capital 360 Savings (Rental Deposit Account #2)$1500.00
Total Savings = $18,000.00

52 Week Challenge
2018 Total = $970 (Weeks 1-30, 35-39, 41-45, 52-53)

2 Responses to “$20K Update - $18K! Bills, Bills, Bills.....”

  1. dh Says:

    Do you need to do the egress window now?

  2. rob62521 Says:

    Glad you got the debt to 18K. That is great! Also hope you get the place rented and the renter pays the same rent so you don't have to deal with the ones who broke the lease to get the additional money. Sheesh.

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