Moving Forward ($94,105)

We’re moving forward slowly but surely with the house stuff.  We’re experiencing some issues with our 2013 taxes–the IRS hasn’t processed both of ours yet, which is making me nervous, but it’s not so late in the tax season that we can contact them about it.  So we wait in frustration.

I’ve been dealing with some house/family issues, but the number one thing that I’m thankful for is that my boyfriend and I are on the same page. We’re on the same page with spending money, and paying down debt which is awesome.  It’s definitely helpful to have someone who sees things from the same perspective as you, and agrees with you that’s it’s not reasonable to get a loan to fix some (purely cosmetic) things–not everyone feels this way.  But, realizing that a large chunk of cash is going to go away in less than three weeks (this Friday will be my last second paycheck, and my last paychecks before closing!), my net worth has increased almost $10,000 since December 2013 and, excluding the mortgage, should hopefully stay above negative six figures.  I won’t be seeing this change by $2000+ a month anymore, now that I’m no longer getting the extra paycheck, and having to pay a mortgage, but we’ll get there slowly but surely.

I need to catch up on my budget/spending recap posts in the next week or so, and I don’t think my weekends are going to be any less busy with the house purchase.  I hope that post-move I’ll get better at posting on a regular basis, and I’m sure I’ll have more expenses to discuss, and all kinds of budget changes to deal with.  I also hope to update my goals–which might have been doable if I had been able to keep up this living situation for another year, but the housing gods had other plans.  Until then…


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