May 20, 2010

Unexpected expense

Yesterday we had an unexpected expense in the area of $700 that has left me reeling a little.  We had the money in savings which I am thankful for.  It was disappointing but also gratifying that we had the money to pay the expense without putting it on a credit card.  Yes the emergency fund is low, but with what I have learned over the last several months on cutting back, I know we can start building it back up.

Years ago we would have just pulled out our credit card and added more debt to what we already had.  Now we plan ahead and it makes me feel so secure.

So today I am thankful that we had money in the bank to pay for an extra expense and I am grateful.

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