- put $3000 towards our new debt of $7900. Doable since husband finally got a job in his field.
- 20 gym days
- 18 no spend days
- start using the Rosetta Stone to learn French and complete Level 1.
pay off elopement debtFail! Although husband finally got a job in his field and will be working a lot. This debt will be gone by the end of the year. workout 20 timesFail! I only went to the gym 12 times last month. 12! I was sick for a week though. 18 no spend daysFail! 14 no spend days. no holds barred purging of crap I don’t need in my condoSemi-pass! It wasn’t exactly no holds barred purging but I did purge some stuff. think of new, challenging goals for next monthStill thinking…. haha!
Where to start? I was $3000 in debt from our elopement and other things. It was starting to drive me crazy so I threw the start of our emergency fund towards it to knock it down to $1600. That made me feel better. Then my husband wanted to have a serious talk about something he wanted forgiveness for.
Previously, he had told me about how when he was a university student, he had walked into a bank and just wanted a $500 limit credit card. The bank, of course, offered him way more credit to suck him in. What he didn’t tell me was he was still servicing this debt until a couple months ago. Long story short, the job market hasn’t been kind here while my husband is finishing his certification and he missed a couple payments. The debt got sent to collections and he was stressing about this.
I was skeptical of the collection letter at first and made him pull up his credit report to match the debt to the one listed in the letter. He told me that the collection agent had said my name to him and asked who I was and proceeded to tell him “why would you get married when you have no job? That’s stupid.” Pretty scummy, eh? But I admit she had a point. It doesn’t look good to an outsider but I know what our circumstance are and that it’s not permanent. I don’t care what this lady thinks.
I researched the debt collection company to make sure they were legit. They wanted a payment of $6200 within 24 hours and another $1200 in 90 days to settle the ~$9000 debt. So I used my line of credit to make a payment and then used a 1.99% balance transfer to pay off the LOC.
At first I was ok with it. What’s mine is his and what’s his is mine. This is marriage, right? I’m a little disappointed that he didn’t tell me this before especially since I’ve been transparent about how much debt I had from The Ex. He said he felt embarrassed and didn’t want to put me through the same thing as The Ex which is exactly what he’s doing right now. He promised me that he’d funnel all the money he’s making to pay off the debt. I know he’ll hold true to his word.
Now I have $7900 of credit card debt and it’s driving me insane. It’s back to austerity mode for me and a possible Christmas season job to pay this off quickly! Fuuuuccccckkkkk!
Yes, it’s true but came to an end recently. I used to be a stickler when it came to getting haircuts. I found it absurd that a women’s cut costs upwards of +$60. I found a way to get around that though. I was a hair model!
When you are a hair model for hair shows, you volunteer your time in exchange for a free hair cut and/or colour. I modeled for Wella Hair. This was very fun to do! Of course, you have to have a somewhat open mind for what their vision is for your hair. I never received a haircut I didn’t like. Having said that, I did receive a rainbow ombre colour job for free so that’s the type of adventurous person I am when it comes to hair. It took up a day and a half of my time on a weekend. They would do the cut and colour on a half day. The next day was makeup and wardrobe followed by the hair show. You basically sit pretty while the stylist finishes your hair transformation on stage and you get sent home with a goodie bag of full-sized professional hair products.
My next stint as a hair model was with Sexy Hair. I actually got paid $500US for these hair shows. I modeled two shows for them and in turn, was paid a total of $1000US for my time in addition to a goodie bag of full-sized hair products. These shows were also 2-day events.
So how can you get free haircuts?
- Keep an eye out on Kijiji, Craigslist or the Facebook Marketplace for calls for “hair models”. Most of them will be supervised hair cuts at a salon academy meaning if anything goes off the rails, their supervisor will come in to remedy the situation.
- Companies such as Wella Hair or SexyHair actively recruit hair models that their top stylists will work on. Once you make contact with a recruiter, you’ll be on their email list for future hair shows
How the fuck is it September already? Where did summer go? My goals have been boring AF lately. Of course I want to pay off the elopement debt, workout and have no spend days but how am I challenging myself every month? I think I’ll start with purging things I don’t need or use. I regularly do this but I need to be brutally honest with myself with some items.
- pay off elopement debt
- workout 20 times
- 18 no spend days
- no holds barred purging of crap I don’t need in my condo
- think of new, challenging goals for next month
I can’t believe it’s the end of August already. I’ve been thinking about how fast time flies lately and want to cherish every moment. Having said that, the lingering debt we have from our elopement is bugging me. I need that gone ASAP.
- pay off expenses from elopement FAIL! But I transferred it to a 1.99% credit card
12 no spend daysPass! I had 14 no spend days
- 18 days working out FAIL! Wasn’t expecting to fail this one. I worked several part-time job shifts and was feeling unwell towards the end of the month.
sell my BBQ. We have two and have no reason to keep twoSold! Yay!
- make $250 from my part-time job FAIL! I had to cancel a shift because I felt a cold coming on.
I can’t believe it’s August already. I’ve been thinking about how fast time flies lately and want to cherish every moment. Having said that, the lingering debt we have from our elopement is bugging me. I need that gone ASAP.
- pay off expenses from elopement
- 12 no spend days
- 18 days working out
- sell my BBQ. We have two and have no reason to keep two
- make $250 from my part-time job