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The Budget Breaker....

October 5th, 2005 at 10:00 am

came in the mail yesterday.
Last month, hubby walked into Target (we pronounce it Tarr-JAY here) and walked out with a large credit allowance. Needless to say, he did what marketing managers love... IMPULSE SHOPPING. What is it about Target that is soooo addictive? I was a loyal Wal-Marter not too long ago! Every trip to Florida would include a grand pit stop for a few bucks worth of goodies... ::sigh:::

So hubby went off.. buying MONTHS worth of stuff we already had stockpiled. He also indulged in the newest playstation consoles- buying one for each of us (the most time consuming device i've ever experienced... idle hands are the marketer's tools I say). I got the bill late when I strolled in from school.

NINE HUNDRED BUCKS
Oh sure.. one hundred more and we score a 10% off certificate on any of our purchases.. but dayum... NINE?

Needless to say, this is not in my budget to pay this month. We've splurged with the credit cards this month and now the nine here combined with the dividend card bill means:
#1. NO ABILITY TO SAVE THIS MONTH
#2. TAPPING INTO EMERGENCY FUNDS
#3. BUH BYE CHRISTMAS ENVELOPE Frown

Actually.. if I tap into the funds, the christmas envelope stays put. Oh well..

HAGD ALL Smile

3 Responses to “The Budget Breaker....”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Wow. Talk about a surprise!! Would it be possible for you and he to sit down and reassess your 5-year goals again? Maybe he forgot! And maybe ya'll could have an agreement to not spend more than $100 (or something) before asking the other one...? Then you wouldn't have any more surprises like that....

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Thank you for your suggestion Smile Hunny is a chronic IMPULSE spender (former Atlantic City gambler). I am thinking of using subtle tactics in order to qwell his spending habits (hiding the cards etc) I'm hoping to accumulate enough cash in order to buy all XMas gifts in cash to eliminate this problem before it's too late Smile

  3. ROXY Says:

    Women are from Venus and Men are from Mars. thats all I got to say about that.lol! Wink By the way, many of my friends call it TAR JAY as well. haha! CUTE

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