When You Are Poor

It’s amazing how when you are poor you know exactly how much you have and how much is coming out of your bank account. This week we messed up, and I mean we messed up big. I have no idea how. I budgeted this week like I always do, we even had some extra money coming in, but somehow we currently have $30 less than the checks I have written, so if the checks go through we will have -$64 in our account. There is just no catching up. I really just can’t do this. I now have to spend the day at home figuring out how to find $30 or more so that we don’t overdraw our account. We didn’t spend any extraneous money on anything except some treats for C when he was at work and had a sugar crash. We didn’t even buy food, which I had budgeted for. The only thing that I can figure is that we spent more on gas than I had anticipated. I budgeted $250 for gas but we have spent over $400 (just going to and from work and school). It’s impossible to budget for gas because we could spend $100 a week or $400. It all depends on The route they give him at work and many times we don’t even know that until a few days before. 

Life would be a lot easier if Cs boss supplied a work truck and company card to buy gas with. It’s really bullshit that not only does he have to buy a new car to have this job but also pay for most of his gas upfront. The really frustrating part about all of this is that his boss made him get a truck that gets under 20mpg but only reimburses him for 20mpg and we only get a reimbursement at the end of the month. I honestly don’t know how he is going to get to and from work next week, and I don’t know how I am getting my son to school. I’m freaking out just a little bit. A lot of bit? Today is going to be a rough day. 

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One thought on “When You Are Poor

  1. I always budgeted for the most amount ($400) and if we didn’t need all of it and there was money left over I socked it away for an emergency.

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