Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Save-o-Meter Update

First let me say thanks to everyone for "partying" with me yesterday, next time I should totally bring cupcakes!

Some invoices got paid recently so LaLa was able to make another contribution to our emergency fund bringing us to about 78% of our goal. It's pretty exciting to see the end of the goal clearly in reach and the deposit slip for $2200 was downright sexy! I am anxious to meet this goal asap so we can get back to saving for retirement (after our brief hiatus).

The flip side of all this is that our cash flow is crazy tight until mid-March. With all this aggressive saving and a few unexpected expenses we've had to keep a very close eye on the bank account, but the temporary pinch seems worth it to meet our other savings goals. We've gone out to eat only once in the last 5-6 weeks (for a social occasion) and last night was the first night we got any sort of takeout in about the same time period (Ok, I'll fess up...we used a BK coupon and fed both of us for $5.33 not too bad a deal if you're already on the slippery slope of a fast food evening LOL). Anyway the cash flow management should be interesting over the next 3 weeks.


  1. Congrats on the continued forward progress on the Emergency Saving Fund. I will continue to direct positive frugal thoughts toward you and LaLa until mid-March :)

    Hang in there!

  2. Glad to see that I'm not the only one that finds this money management sexy ;)

  3. Ooooh...that deposit slip sounds hot! :)

    Oh, and happy belated bloggiversary to you!


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