Poor Anonymous is going to keep cloaked once he/she/it reads this post.
In response to my last post, where I mentioned that my rental house needs a new roof this summer, anonymous perkily commented, " If you can save $1,000 a month, you will have the money in a few months."
Say what? Are we on the same planet?
If I could save $1000 a month, I would be out of debt in the next couple of years.
But it took everything I had to put $1300 against my debt during May--including my car payment and my minimum payments. Whether I can manage that feat again in the next few months remains to be seen.
Let's face it. The roof will have to be financed. I have $318 in what is supposed to be my $1000 baby emergency fund. I'll have, maybe, $500, by the time I have to pay for the roof.
Like the van last December, getting a roof is both necessary and expensive. I will get a deal of sorts because my tenant's father does roofing and my tenant has made no secret that he'd like to buy the house one day. I'll get a deal and Dad will do a good job for his kid. But he won't do it for free, or even for $500.
OK--end of rant.
But please--it doesn't help to tell me that if I'd just save $1000 a month, I'd be OK!!