Friday, 19 August 2016

Earning my way into #5

I was fortunate enough to receive a temporary promotion at work, so I consider this a manifestation of money.  I will be enjoying this promotion for a few months, which will greatly help my goals.

A combination of Family Tax, the $62.43 in extra pay, and finding $74.33 from the family budget has seen me reach my fifth $1000.  Whilst the progress may slow from here, I am still highly motivated to reach the next $1000.

Straight into #4

Again, still using that Family Tax towards my fourth $1000.

Not stopping for #3

The Family Tax helped me rocket through my third $1000.

And right through #2

  1. Still racing through that tax return and Family Tax towards my second $1000.

Racing through #1

A financial windfall, being my tax return, and Family Tax has seen me rocket through this first $1000.

Monday, 8 August 2016

A Journey toward manifesting $15,000.

A journey toward manifesting $15,000.  To pay off my ridiculous credit card debt.  Just $1,000 at a time. :-)

I was reading SugarMammatv and she talks about manifesting money. I mean, it's not like you can create money, wouldn't that be wonderful?  It's just a mindset, a way of looking at money differently.  Everywhere you can access money that is outside your normal cashflow, can be seen as manifested.  I will appreciate and acknowledge these windfalls, and apply them to the credit card debt, to fill the Black Hole of Debt.

So many wonderful things have happened since I began this journey to clean out my house.  A new house came.  A daughter returned.  A young man grew.  A daughter left again.  A grandson arrived.  What joy. :-)

And as I have cleared out, the junk has built again, and so a new period of clearing out continues.  I followed the Konmari method to clear out my paper clutter.  What a rollercoaster ride of emotion that one was.  And now I am on to debt.  My journey towards debt-free began on 5 August (just for accountability there, people), and I look forward to a future without it. :-) :-)

See you at the first $1,000. :-)

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Brish's Challenge: A Year of Bringing My Lunch

Oh yay, now that sounds as boring as bat-shit, doesn't it?  In order to keep myself accountable though, because I have fallen off the wagon, I would like to keep a little record of my efforts to bring my own lunch.  I'm not that bad, just a bit slack in the morning, and like always, we are watching every $.  Is there ever going to be a time when we are not?

I should quickly update you first:  we bought a house in November, moved in January, and it turns out, that Miss M moved in, without the boyfriend Chris.  I'm unsure where their future stands, but alas, it is their journey, not mine.  All in good time.

So, now that we are a family of three again, still on a single income, I have had to return to basics.  I did this seven years ago to get into our beautiful townhouse, and followed many concepts of the simple living movement (though trying to keep up with the Jones' in a university environment, and then Scout and soccer worlds), and I know we can make it work.

I therefore set myself a challenge:  a year of bringing my own lunch.  Like I said, I'm not too bad, but could certainly use a little motivation.

Day 1, Wednesday 12 March:  Vegemite on toast.  Hahaha!!  What a miserable old start to my year!  But, we have a freezer at work, and it is what was available.  I'm hoping that the meeting that lets out in an hour has some leftovers.

That's my day, guys!  Bit humid and warm up here in Brisbane.  Hope life is treating you all well!