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Way over budget on a vacation and waiting to hear on a job

June 26th, 2014 at 12:58 pm

I just went on a nice vacation where we spent enough money to be able to pay off one of my student loans. I am really upset about it but what can I do now.

I had never really traveled with my husband like this before but now I know a reasonable budget that I can follow for our next one.

I'm so down that I haven't been able to focus on work and just stressed. This isn't how vacation was suppose to feel.

I'm trying to pick up the pieces so I can settle the debt right away and move on. I still have a few months expenses, my part-time job and side projects I can start working on.

I think I need to redefine my goals again I accomplished a lot of them and now I need to prioritize what should be saved for first. I am doing pretty well on sending all snowflakes to student loans. I have reduced the balance on one by $200 since the beginning of June.

The future looks bright despite the huge hiccup in the road. I am just going to try to keep giving it my best and cross my fingers. I have been doing so well so far that I must be doing something right!

4 Responses to “Way over budget on a vacation and waiting to hear on a job”

  1. SecretarySaving Says:

    Glad you're back!

  2. Miz Pat Says:

    I haven't been on a vacation in years. Because I have 6 dogs that have some behavior problems (they are all rescue dogs), I plan on going on day trips. I have no money set aside for this, but the last 2 years have been really rotton at work with constant layoffs, and I decided if I get laid off in December I want to remember a wonderful time. Hotel versus gasoline in the S. Cal. area is a no brainer - I'd rather pay for the gas and go home so the dogs don't freak out.

    So I decided to go to a spa one day, to whale watch another, to huntington beach to sit in the sand for another day, and then to China town, which I haven't visited before.

    Remember, you deserve to have too.

    Sometimes you just need a vacation.

  3. My English Castle Says:

    Like they say, just start where you are now.

  4. CB in the City Says:

    I get stressed by vacations, too, when they feel too costly. I think the key is to stay in comfort zone, financially, until you have the funds for a nicer vacation that you can really enjoy.

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