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June and Friends

July 6th, 2011 at 10:45 am

I started putting an extra $287 every month on my mortgage with the plan of retiring around age 68. I thought this would mean I would have no extra savings for anything else, but to my suprise this month, even with wildly going out to eat with girlfriends, and wantonly buying books at Barnes and Noble, I was able to put $161 in my emergency fund, bringing it up to $7,500. This is besides the money I always put in savings every month to pay yearly bills (auto deposit).

It was 155 degrees Fahrenheit this weekend and its muggy here in the desert. Iím going nuts, which has lead to increased spending.

Iím feeling lonely Ė My married friends donít invite me out because Iím divorced now. I donít know that many people. My few friends have lives. Any suggestions on ways to meet nice people who want to hang out and have fun?

6 Responses to “June and Friends”

  1. North Georgia Gal Says:

    I feel the same as you...I don't have too many friends to do too much with. And unfortunately I live in a very small town. Very few ways to meet people. I have thought about volunteering somehow.

  2. Miz Pat Says:

    That's a thought. I could volunteer at the local zoo or something. Want to email me privately? We could exchange phone numbers - I have free long distance.

  3. HouseHopeful Says:

    Volunteering is always a great way to meet people. Also, I have found Meetup.com a great place. They have groups for all ages & activities. I have friends from a board game meet up and a walking club. Lots of people find partners for card games (bridge, spades, ect).

  4. Petunia 100 Says:

    I was going to suggest meetup.com, but HouseHopeful beat me to it. Smile
    I'm glad to hear the mortgage paydown is off to a good start and it isn't pinching your budget too much!

  5. Miz Pat Says:

    Yeah, I am kind of excited that I am actually getting things done for the house, saving some for retirement and emergencies, and still having fun.

  6. Jerry Says:

    I second the idea of volunteering for some cause that is important to you... it doesn't really matter what it is, the important thing is that it leads to some insurance of contact with other people who have similar interests and activities. You are doing a great job on your mortgage finances, keep it up!
    Jerry

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