Or perhaps it should be called a black ink day...
I've spent my morning paying out the "buyout" money that finally showed up yesterday. I paid off one credit card with a balance enough to buy a new small car, a 2nd that was enough to buy a new Korean car, a Sears account that had enough on it to buy a nice used car and a furniture/electronics store account with a sizable balance that was still interest free if I paid it off before January.
I just freed up about $900/month in payments...
Of course, that's going to go towards the other ones now to "knock them down" and not into the "general fund"! (This said with the grandchildren's magazine drive, a grandchild's birthday and Christmas all coming up, along with both daughter-in-laws birthdays, and our own...)
We've been here before, but when we got here before I'd always get laid off again; this time things should stay on a more even keel! (I hope!!!)
The "five year plan" at this point is to ride out the real estate slump, then hopefully sell this place and move out of the city a bit...we'll see!
Off to open my first savings account in 28 years; they didn't withold state tax from this and I need to put it away now or I won't have it next year!
May the week be kind to each of you!