Since I last visited my family in Florida, my family has been planning on my return next year for a vacation there again.
My only problem is our family must save about $3,000.00 or more, because not only does my family want me to
1. pay for flights for 3 of us also
2. pay for going on a one week cruise
I am not exactly sure how much all this would amount to but at the moment it all seems more than our current budget could take.
I try to avoid the issue when I speak with my family on the phone, because they want to us to start paying for this expense now. What they don’t understand is that we can’t right now make this expense into our spending plan.
I write about this as our local new channel reports that our electric bill will go up next month. The power company is implementing a price hike..ouch. The food prices are going up and everything else that is on the rise.
Out of curiosity I took a look at last July’s electric bill and compared it to July of this year. Here is what I found.
July 2007 —1415 KWH— $124.97
July 2008— 1400 KWH— $150.41
Seeing this actually made me realize how much I need to keep a visual record here for me to go back at look at.