Okay, so it is that time again, when I update how my progress is going on my “Grand Savings Plan!”
Okay, so let’s see how I did . . .
For review, here is how things looked from last payday . . .
That is 21.4% (of my Savings Target).
And this is how things look like, after the dust settled on this payday’s budget . . .
That’s right things jumped up to 22.6% of my savings target.
That means I put away 1.2% of my total Savings Target this payday. Yep . . . you read that right . . . 1.2% . . . despite buying the solar charging system this budget cycle.
How could this be you ask?
The answer is simple, a random stranger out there was sooo impressed with all that I’ve accomplished that they paid for the solar charging system for me . . . yep.
Really . . .
Honestly . . .
Hey . . . it could happen!
Okay, no, the answer is that I decided to simply carry a balance on my low interest credit card for 6 to 8 months as I continue to build my savings.
The interest shouldn’t be all that much and quite frankly I expect that to be paid by the fuel savings per month by not running a generator.
I can work this into my current expenses without much pain, and I will pay it off before long.
On a side note, I have gotten rid of my generator, mainly because I saw that I was not going to use it, or only rarely use it, and so it was literally dead weight that I was carrying around.
When I get to the property I can buy one again, or rig up a larger renewable energy system to provide my electricity needs.
Who knows, but until then a generator, particularly of the size and weight that I had was literally dead weight.
As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive, and keep moving forward!