13 November 2010

Money Matters

I have a hard time believing how successful we've been in saving a lot of money in a relatively short period of time.  I instituted what I lovingly call the "Downright Evil" Budget, and sometimes we almost actually stick to it...  Jakobe has a way of encouraging me to spend money anyway - but we're still doing a lot better than we were before. 

As of right now, we have saved approximately $9,000 of the $12-14,000 in cash we'll need to be able to pay in February for the March IVF cycle.  The rest of it will be reimbursed buy 2 different Health savings accounts I have and what I hope will be a sizable tax return.  So we'll have a bunch of cash to pay - and a couple of nearly maxed out credit cards for a month or two while waiting for reimbursements.  I'm proud of us.

Also - in the next couple of weeks the refinance of our house should go through - meaning that we'll have no house payment in December (more savings) and lower house payments in the future.  Yay!

I'm starting to think that IVF in march isn't quite as much of a pipe dream as I thought.  We can do it.


  1. Jenni, this is great. I love the title of your budget! haha! it is so impressive what we can accomplish when we put our effort into it.

    So are you for sure on track for a March IVF cycle? That is SO exciting. Waiting until then is going to be hard :)

    We are signed up for 4 iui's and then if we are still without success an IVF, which would be around the same time as yours. If all else fails for us, I'll be looking forward to cycling with you early next year. :)

    Glad to see you back here again, I was missing you.
    xoxo - Foxy

  2. I am SO impressed! We talked about how to survive with a bare bones budget but haven't implemented it...you are inspiring me to start.

  3. Way to go Jenni! That is wonderful news! March will be here before you know it! Woohoo.

  4. I am impressed and amazed! You are going to do it! So exciting!

  5. Great job saving! That is pretty impressive! I hope everything stays on track for March!

  6. Wow! Way to go Jenni!! It is so exciting to think that you will be doing IVF in March!


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