How I’m Saving Today: A Little Help From My Friends

how i'm saving today, Uncategorized / Monday, February 11th, 2013

Phew! It’s been crazy busy around here. I’ve had a very busy social schedule runnig around saying goodbye to my friends and family and getting ready for the big move this coming weekend. I’m so excited but it is bittersweet to say goodbye to people I care about. But here come new adventures!!

Good thing I already have a lot of friends in DC! I’ve been recruiting people to help me load up the truck on Saturday. Many hands make light work and I just have to furnish a coffee traveler and a box of doughnuts or bagels and cream cheese. A well fed and caffeinated crew makes a move pleasant and quick 🙂 Plus I get to see people again and say goodbye. I have helped tons of my friends move and I always enjoy the opportunity to work together and have a little fun while we are at it.

I’ve been panicking a bit about moving costs but it looks like things have a way of working out. We have money in our emergency fund that I knew we would have to tap into since renting the truck was more than I had expected, but then extra money has come out of the woodwork. My hubbie dropped a class and we got refunded the tuition, we are getting a tax refund, and we got a gift from a family member to help cover costs. Yay! What a relief. I have to believe that if I am trying to be a good steward of my money that I will get the help that I need. Time and again I have wondered how I would get out of a mess or be able to eat and someone has bought me dinner out of the blue. That’s what friends are for and I am grateful for them! I really believe in paying it forward and karma and I try to make an effort to give and be neither frivolous nor miserly with my money. That way I can buy a friend dinner and know that in the future someone will do the same for me. Community is a great thing 🙂