Related to Income: Budgeting in the New Year

by Kristen King on December 30, 2007

I posted over on Biz Chicks Rule about how Jesse and I sat down and figured out our budget for 2008 based on past spending, current and projected income, and sensible life adjustments.

One of the changes we decided to make is trading in our vehicles (mine is paid off, his has a monthly payment that’s killing us) for 2 vehicles that would be collectively cheaper than what we had, as well as more appropriate for our lifestyle. Case in point: Imagine trying to cram two adults, two mastiffs, and a pug into a Honda Civic. Now imagine them sitting pretty in a Honda Pilot, one wiht a leather interior that won’t get dirt ground into it every time the dogs jump in the back seat. Ahhh…

Before:

My first, and probably last, new car, a Honda Civic Hybrid, as I bid it goodbye for the last time

After:

My New-to-Me Honda Pilot

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Jennifer December 31, 2007 at 3:37 pm

Nice! It looks all roomy. I want a new car too! (pout) Congratulations.

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Jesse Hines, Vigorous Writing December 31, 2007 at 4:43 pm

Yeah, sensible budgeting is crucial to financial success; it’s as important as earning more money.

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Cory December 31, 2007 at 5:33 pm

What did Jesse get?

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admin December 31, 2007 at 6:35 pm

Jesse got a used Mini Cooper that gets excellent gas mileage. We bought it from a family member for a song and it is still relatively new and runs great. It’s a good commuting/going-out-to dinner/running-to-the-mall car, not good for doggies. Which is great, if you ask me!

kk

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Cory December 31, 2007 at 7:40 pm

Fun!

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Solomon January 2, 2008 at 1:22 am

That car looks beautiful. Good way to begin a great New Year. congratulations!

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