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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Day 617 and changes in behavior

So whenever I'm feeling discouraged and down about how things are going for us, I try to remind myself of the positive changes we've made in our life over the last 617 days. This is a summary of our courtesy pay/bank overdraft charges for the past few years:

2009: $0 so far!
2008: $90 (two before we began FPU and two after from stupid mistakes)
2007: $1170 in courtesy pay fees and $90 in returned check fees for a total of $1260!
2006: $1282.50

Wow! what a turnaround, huh? So no matter what else we've done wrong or had go wrong, at least we have saved over $2000 by not being stupid with our checking account. LOL.


Mom Thumb said...

Wow, that's powerful!

KiddoKare1 said...

Thanks. We've done better on eating out, but it's still a struggle. I just get SO tired of cooking!

hiley ^_^ said...

oh my gosh! That's so amazing!! You two are doing such a great job at resisting temptation!!

In response to cooking more at home, if you want/need any recipes let me know!!! You know how I love to cook =)

Di said...

That is awesome! That should definately lift your spirits a little!

KiddoKare1 said...

Hiley, feel free to share recipes with me, I"d love it. You have my e-mail address?

Di, it does lift them. At least we're doing something right. LOL

Mandy said...

You are doing great! I think Morgan should jsut cook for us but recipes are always good too lol

KiddoKare1 said...

LOL, Mandy, I think you're right. I have an extra bedroom, Hiley. You want to move in and be my cook? LOL!