This month we’re going to spend a lot of money. In fact, it’s going to be the opposite of a ‘no-spend month‘! Here’s why, and how.
My last day at my old job was officially the 31st of May, and so when I got my paycheck at the beginning of June, it included more than 2 months worth of vacation time. So after months of scrimping while I was in school and earning 40% of my salary, we are finally able to make a few big, and needed, purchases.
The first item on the list of things to spend money on is taking Rosie to the vet to get her spayed, vaccinated and tattooed. We certainly don’t want any more cute little kittens running around! Next up are new tires for one of our cars, and a few small repairs and an inspection for mine. Both these things are past due, and I’ve been really nervous about putting them off. My husband needs new glasses, as do I, but I can’t imagine that those will run us too much- my two new pairs only cost â‚¬28 out of pocket. I’ve already paid â‚¬250 to the credit card, above and beyond the monthly payment, and sent â‚¬500 to the emergency fund. Finally, I’m setting money aside for my sons’ swimming lessons this summer, which will cost about â‚¬250, I think.
But it’s ok, I think, to spend a lot of money when you’ve planned for it and prepared. We certainly aren’t indulging in a lot of luxury or frivolous items; everything on this list is something we need, with the possible exception of the swimming lessons (although I believe they’re a necessity). So I feel very justified in spending more than â‚¬1000 this month, on extra ‘stuff’!
What’s something you’ve been putting off buying or doing until you had the money?