Weekly Update- 1.15.16

This week had some good illustrations of how it’s expensive to be poor.

We paid rent a week late. There’s a $25/day charge for every day it’s late. We did not pay that. If they insist we pay it, I’ll get it to them when we get our income tax back.

We were late paying rent because car insurance was due and even then, that was late. There was a lapse in coverage. We were fined $72 for that lapse. We will be doing taxes muy pronto, so that can wait,too.

There’s some people who want to say this sort of thing is due to poor money management and lack of budgeting skills but nah. I have excellent budgeting and money management skills. I just need some money to work with over here.

Upcoming this week, we have a NYSEG & Time Warner shut-off. Thankfully, I talked to a nice person at NYSEG and I have until Thursday to pay the electric. I think Time Warner will let me make a partial payment.

Good news: The post-Christmas sales blahs are fading and my online biz is picking up. I should have enough money by Monday to pay TW so I don’t lose my Internets .Maybe buy some groceries.Gas for the car. Payday is next Thursday for the husbeast and we’ll be able to pay electric.  We have something like $30 until then. NOT negative $30. 30 whole dollars!

So, it’s not entirely bleak!

Really,it’s not. I swear.

My littlest guy was sick w/ an ear infection and nasty cough but he’s all better now. No one else has been sick *knock on wood*. Husbeast’s co-worker is selling us her beautiful pastel green,organic eggs for $2/doz (going rate is $4.50 here). I’ve been super productive this week with both writing and business stuff. I finished watching Making a Murderer without having an embolism. And Agent Carter comes back next week!

Also, Courtney Barnett released this song that’s an ode to instant ramen (not David Chang’s ramen) and hey, where would we be without ramen?

(Sorry,Courtney. I still would rather have Momofuku ramen)

Photo via Lucky Peach

 


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3 thoughts on “Weekly Update- 1.15.16

  1. Could you set up a way to make one-time donations as well as monthly commitments? I just don’t feel comfortable saying I will help every month when there are some months when that $1 needs to go on ramen. Right now I sold a painting so have a little cash left over after paying on my bills and would like to kick a little your way…

  2. Yes the bill paying juggle. Phone bill got up to 300 dollars because I kept putting it off. I paid a small chunk to keep the phone and inter webs active. Will do the same as you and do a mighty payoff when tax stuff happens….here in Massachusetts if you are late with a car insurance payment you have to pay the remainder in full or they cancel the policy. This may have changed but it happened to me once and only once so don’t want to find out for sure. And after not having a car for two years living in a small rural town…..nope,just nope.
    One bright spot, snap took longer to adjust my benefits after an increase in income so I got an extra couple of months of the old amount. Can’t wait to be in a place where this doesn’t mean so much…..but damn I count on every damn cent of those.(just me and a skinny thirteen year old girl who eats like a dinosaur).
    Will support when I can.

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