Our debt free journey
Every month I share our debt free journey numbers for a few different reasons. It keeps us accountable, focused, and hopefully inspires others in some shape or form. Here is our August financial roundup.
I’ll be completely transparent here and say I messed up. My first mistake was bringing an “emergency credit card.” Yep, I did. I had plenty of cash (that I saved up for this trip), but wasn’t expecting some of the unforeseen circumstances.
The first mistake was when I booked the flights for our trip, I didn’t click on the check-on baggage…meaning, we were charged $200 at the very start of our trip. Live & learn.
The next mistake was not taking into account how expensive it would be for the public transportation at multiple cities (we had multiple layovers in NY, London, & Sweden). If you’re just using public transportation at one big city, no big deal, but many cities…it added up.
We were out and about so much during this trip and food was very very expensive. One meal at a little restaurant in the city costs us an easy $60. No, this wasn’t steak lol.
Even with all the mistakes I made this month, there were some amazing victories as well. I was able to make my husband’s meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) for his new job 3 hours away. I spent a couple of hours and made him something for every meal while he was commuting. I think it ended up being 15 meals.
My fancy camera malfunctioned and I knew it was time to not only send it off to the camera hospital, but it was time to upgrade. Most people don’t know that it’s part of the deal when running a photography business. Things have to be replaced, and it doesn’t come cheap. The thing is, I was able to cash flow that purchase which was HUGE.
Keep moving forward
No matter what gets thrown our way, we are focused and ready. That’s the thing about this journey, something is always going to happen…it’s just when. You have to keep moving forward.