After my husband and I had our child this year, the two of us became particularly worried about our money situation, even though the two of us were never worried about money while I was in pregnancy. However as soon as that baby was brought into the world, reality hit home. My husband was granted 3 weeks of paid maternity leave, and I was able to take 3 months, and even though the two of us were getting paid while I was in that time, the two of us still were pretty tied up over our financial situation, and in an attempt to make ourselves better have a handle on things, the two of us sat down for tea and tried to rework our expenses. The two of us started by eliminating any ongoing prescriptions to magazines and music online companies. The next expense the two of us got rid of was our garbage service. Instead of paying the garbage company to pick up our trash once a week, the two of us decided that the two of us would take our trash to the landfill for free. The last expense the two of us threw away was our Heating and A/C repair, because although it only set us back $70 per week, it would free up $900 per year! The two of us were happy about the extra money we’d have to spend on our brand new baby now. It seemed like such a wonderful method at the time. But luck was not on our side because now we’re regretting it. The two of us had the best laid intentions of replacing our own air filters and keeping an eye on the whole Heating and A/C equipment, however the two of us I’m afraid to say failed. The two of us forgot about our Heating and A/C system entirely really, until the two of us started hearing weird noises and our oil furnace started running in a strange way, and now, the two of us have to pay an Heating and A/C serviceman to come repair the equipment, replace everything that’s broken, and the two of us might need to replace the oil furnace to boot. These expenses will be way over the $900 the two of us were trying to save, easily.
June 16, 2020
June 16, 2020