Hmm. How am I gonna pay the rest of the bills between now and the 15th? The problem with going into debt to stay afloat during last year’s not-getting-paid is starting to come due.

Time to sit down and take a hard look at our (lack of a) budget.

About Kevin Sonney

Kevin Sonney - who, contrary to popular opinion was NOT raised by wolves - grew up in central North Carolina. He fell into the technology field by accident in 1991, when he gave up the wild and crazy lifestyle of an on-air AM radio DJ to become a mundane technical support monkey. The technology industry has never really recovered from this. Kevin has worked for such names as IBM, Red Hat, webslingerZ, and Lulu Technologies (we won't mention the ones that didn't survive the experience). He currently works as a Linux Administrator for Apptio. In his spare time he rescues stray animals and plays video games with his two sons. His wife, we're sad to say, helps him get past the really hard bits. Kevin is still not very mundane, he just got better at hiding it.
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3 Responses to 1190

  1. psychomagnet says:

    I know all about that no buffer, no rainy day cache, living from paycheck to paycheck thing. I used to think I was set, but looking at all my worthless stock and such, I realize how close I am to homelessness. Being unemployed for a year fucked up my financial situation big time.

    Happens to the best of us. It’s the economy, not us, that’s screwed up. And the money always seems to come, doesn’t it?

  2. alchemist says:

    Only if by “seems to come” you mean “find a little left in this loan, a little in that line of credit”, then yeah. We never adjusted our lifestyle to our change in finances, and now it’s commming back to bite us in the ass – hard.

    I keep saying I’m gonna make a strict budget, I’m gonna cut my lunch spending, yada yada yada, and then not doing it. I think it’s time to bite the bullet and tighten my belt and actually do something and not just bitch and whine about it.

    With any luck, our taxes will have enough of a refund to reduce (if not pay off) some of this debt. But that’s counting chickens. I still ahve to find the $$ to pay for the tax software *sigh*

  3. priorities says:

    Good luck with the refund. With my relocation I had to take a distribution out of 401K; ouch! state bites hard. Thanks goodness they took federal out with the distribution; but unfortunately they didn’t take state taxes so I had to wait until tax time to find out how much I would owe.

    It will get paid, I think! Thanks goodness.

    I’ve been blessed with no unemployment, but I’ve still gone through the financial stuff. I hope things come through for you, my friend.

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