The old air conditioner was rapidly losing its efficiency and needed to be swapped out before I got in trouble from my home insurance company.
Handling money got a little easier for me after I bought a marker board for my house to list all of my rolling expenses each month in addition to any sudden or one-time expenses. For instance, I had to replace an old and faulty shower head for my bathroom and had that expense on my board for a month before I could budget the money to buy a new one. I’ll put my food expenses and gasoline expenses on the board as well. Since I’m such a visual person, these visual aids help me organize my mind as well as my life. It’s easy to make lists for upcoming appointments or products in the house that will require replacements sooner or later. All of this has resulted in money savings every time I visit the grocery store or supercenter. One other thing I did recently to get my monthly expenses down was install a brand new a/c system inside. The old air conditioner was rapidly losing its efficiency and needed to be swapped out before I got in trouble from my home insurance company. After the new air conditioner was installed, I was amazed to see my energy bill drop immediately. The new air conditioner resulted in an immediate 30% savings on my electricity bill every single month. This gives me more money for food and other essentials! I’m not nearly as worried each month because it no longer feels like I’m constantly living paycheck to paycheck like before. Becoming financially stable isn’t easy, but the hard work is worth the effort.