Thursday, 24 October 2013

Keep It Coming

It would appear we started to get serious at the right time. Dan found out about the new budget for the next year and should he avoid the swinging axe there will be no pay increases (obviously, used to that one by now), no pay increment and a freeze on that for two years (not surprised again but two years is a bit depressing) and another unpaid day off (ouch).

So in real terms he's getting a pay cut. A full working week with no pay is where we find ourselves. It's better than the alternative but it's not fun. 

I think the most difficult part of all this emergency fund bolstering is going to be keeping spirits up. When we were paying off debts then saving up for a car it was ok, there was always a light at the end of the tunnel. Not so here. I fear big changes are coming and how to pay to watch Widnes will be the last thing on my mind. 

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  1. Sorry to hear of your difficulties we have just come through a similar period with a 25% pay cut for the last 3 years - but we survived to tell the tale! Lets hope it is all short lived - there are certainly plenty of money saving blogs to read for ideas.

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    1. Thanks. I know we'll get through it but it's just bleugh!

      we've been bare bones before and could again. You're right about blogs though, great for motivation and support as well as tips.

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