It's been a bit busy in my neck of the woods. I had to get rid of my car and quickly. I was going to get a rejection sticker for my car so I'd have more time to find a good deal on selling it. Unfortunately I discovered that if I tried to get it inspected there was a chance they might not let me drive it back home due to the rotted floor panels. Hilarious because Nissan doesn't consider it a "safety issue". So I had to sell my car very quickly and after calling around to a few places I realized I was not going to get much money for the car. I only got a couple hundred dollars for it and I still owe back $5,000.00 on my 401k loan. At least I'm paying back myself.
So I'm not getting another car until I pay off the rest of my credit card debt. I hate that I have it and I can make due without a car. I will miss having one but time to put on my responsible pants here.
When I have extra money coming my way I'm putting half into my savings and half into paying off the credit cards. I've been selling some things on ebay, bringing my lunch to work (RIP food court) and not shopping. I also lowered my data on my cell plane so I'm saving $20.00 a month. If I'm at home or work I turn off my cellular data so it only goes through wifi. That helps me save on my data. That's a little tip from me to you. Not having a car will help me save money although I will be using zipcar from time to time.
Besides all of that, we're moving in two weeks! It's coming up so fast. I'm stressed over the move because these types of things always stress me out. I still have a lot of packing and tossing to do. Where is Mary Poppins and her snapping when you need her? Two weeks after I move in I'm going to Florida to visit my brother and his family. I'm swamped at work right now so that's adding to the stress. Welcome to my stress blog post I guess! Fun times.
Please share your frugal tips with me. It helps keep me motivated to save money.