How to cope with unexpected expenses
Do ou worrry about how to cope with unexpected expenses? Some months – no matter what you plan can end up becoming accidentally and unavoidably expensive. This week I have needed to pay for
- A new webcam and microphone headset for a job
- 2 new mattresses – yes two and unavoidable
- A bigger than I thought Tax Bill
- A school trip
- New school shoes
All unexpected these all made me go … ouch
My default reaction to unexpected expenses to just get them paid off asap and then cut back where and whenever I can, to make it back up.
So in response – I have NOT booked our holiday as planned this month nor have I put more in my pension pot. I did NOT go for a manicure or rejoin slimming world as planned but I will wait and DIY it as well as I can. I waited a couple of days longer on my food shop and I postponed a cinema trip I had in mind. Sigh. All things |I wanted to do but needs must and I hate being in debt more than I hate not having the treats/extras.
How has your week been – have you managed to stay on a thrifty track? I’d love to know your advice on how to cope with unexpected expenses
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