- 6 years ago
- Wedding: December 2017
Ladies, I feel like such an idiot. I just switched jobs and took a substantial pay cut. Today was my first day receiving a full time paycheck from my new job so I had a chance to map out a budget while Darling Husband was out with his friends for boy’s night tonight. After my math was done, I realized we are set to be -$600/month! In addition to general suckiness, that means that we cannot pay off debt or start TTC next year like we had planned. After sobbing hysterically for a couple of hours and blaming myself for taking a job where I make significantly less even though I am infiniately happier, I finally called my husband crying and he cut his night short to come comfort me. After reviewing all of the different areas where we could cut and save money, he looked at my estimation for take home pay…and realized I left out a 0 from one of our paychecks. We now have enough money to pay our bills, eat, pay off debt, and even some a little on the side every month.
Make me feel better about making such a stupid mistake and share some of your best “DOH” moments!