Saturday, 13 Mar 2010

Unexpected Expenses

I’ve been out of town for the past two weeks.  The week was a planned vacation.   This past week was an unexpected trip to a family member’s funeral.  Thank goodness for ‘slush’ savings to cover unexpected expenses.  On less than a week’s notice, I had to buy plane tickets and book a hotel room.  Because I maintain slush in my accounts, I didn’t have to worry how I was going to pay for it.  I just did it.

Now I’m back home and back to the usual financial stuff.  We finally filed our taxes today as well as converted our IRAs.  I’m still on track to have the car paid off by June despite the recent events, so that’s good.  After that, I plan to boost our slush savings.  We’re considering a couple of semi-large purchases this summer, namely new furniture for the basement and a newer pickup.  Our current truck is a 1996 model with almost 300K miles.  Needless to say, I think it’s reached the limits of its useful life.  What’s new in your financial world?

2 Responses to “Unexpected Expenses”

  1. Daddy Paul Says:

    A 1996 pickup with 300K? what kind is it? One nice thing about trucks they hold more value than old cars.

  2. savvy Says:

    It’s a Ford Ranger.