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Spring Break... so needed!

March 23rd, 2016 at 07:12 am

A big perk of DH and I working within our school system is that we get time off that coincides with our kids' school schedules. Our Spring Break is next week and I cannot wait! I have been in the thick of budget season and need some decompression time. We haven't made any plans to go anywhere though. We want to go somewhere but just can't decide on what to do. Sometimes being spontaneous is just what we end up being and it all works out Smile

In a previous post, I had mentioned we would be joining a gym. Well, we did but on a different program than what I thought. So, the cost is $50/month for both DH and I to go to any handful of gyms in the area. We've been doing great so far and really enjoy getting out there and working out. DH has lost about 10 lbs just by cutting out sodas and working out. I've lost nothing but am feeling pretty good... I think I haven't lost any weight because I'm gaining muscle mass (I would've described myself as fluffy). Toning up is high on my priority list so I think I'm heading in the right direction.

On the financial front, we've operated on a very exact budget since Jan. 3 months in, I can say that it has been a game changer. I know some folks don't care for keeping up with every little detail but I would recommend it for everyone at least just once... a very eye-opening and realistic look. I love being able to know exactly where we stand with our budget each and every day.

Our goals lately are to save as much money as possible toward 2 things: 1) We have a kid going to college next year. 2) We have another kid driving next year. Both are big expenses and I just hope that we will be prepared enough.



3 Responses to “Spring Break... so needed!”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    Isn't it amazing how having an exact budget is eye opening? Enjoy your spring break.

  2. snafu Says:

    I too like to track every dime spent in a month from time to time as a reality check. I plan to track April as it's a particularly expensive month for home and auto insurances, income tax and flights in spring/summer.

    If DS will soon registering for college/university, I hope he's researching and applying for the smaller grants, awards, scholarships etc. which get little interest and can add a lot cumulatively. Do you plan to split the additional const of auto insurance for teens with them? It doesn't seem to be popular to ask teens to have 'skin in the game' for these huge costs. Since DH and I were required to pay half, we applied that standard to our DKs a decade ago.

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Hope you have a good break!

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