Saturday, September 15, 2012

More than meets the eye...

whatever that means...
See that iceberg? That iceberg represents my hydro-electric bill. And my phone bill. And my gas bill etc...The whole iceberg is the amount I set aside to pay each bill. But when the bills arrive they're usually less than what I estimated - the tip of the iceberg so to speak. Or, more realistically, it's that part of the iceberg you don't see. Sometimes I save a little snippet, sometimes I save a lot - but however much it is it feels like FREE money!!

So far this month, in FREE money, I have saved:
$43 on my cell phone bill!!
$40 on groceries
$9 on gasoline
$22 on my Maritime Electric bill
$23 on my Union Gas bill
$29 on London Hydro        for a total of $166.00!!  Woo hoo! I could buy that snazzy pair of boots that I saw at Globo! Or that fall jacket in The Bay flyer!!

OR....

it could go to cover how much I UNDERESTIMATED my paycheque for September 15th :( :( :(

Rats....

7 comments:

  1. Oh well, at least it turned out to be a wash, which is better than seeing negative numbers in your budget!

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  2. Northern Living AllowanceSeptember 15, 2012 at 8:01 PM

    Aw, poop! Still, that's a pretty good overall cost of utilities, considering it's two places you're paying for. I underestimated my pay this month, too, thinking my last FULL paycheque would be on the 19th. It was on the 5th, so I'm over $1K off this month. Nuts. Ah well. That's what I got the big LOC for... :P

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  3. I guess I should be thankful I'm breaking even, but I was SO close to having some extra cash :(  Don't spend that LOC all in one place now! :)

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  4. Of course you're right but I did so want some extra spending money!!

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  5. Oh, don't we all? :)

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  6. Oh Go for the boots, you can always make less money.. hee, hee! I have missed you!

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  7. I know, the boots are very tempting:) I'm sure I'd get a lot of wear out of them - hey, aren't you supposed to be encouraging me NOT to spend???

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