A deployment seems to be the perfect time for unexpected expenses to come our way. There is something about that boat leaving or plane taking off that triggers washing machines, dishwashers and cars to malfunction. Even if we have a well thought out budget, these events can really throw a wrench into our well-oiled budget/house machine.
The good news is with a little planning we can be more prepared for the next unexpected expense.
Make a list of possible unexpected expenses
This step is critical to the success of tackling unexpected expenses. Once we look at all the possible scenarios we might experience we will quickly realize most are really not unexpected at all. The problem is we are unprepared for them.
Ways to minimize these expenses
Once you have your list of possible extra expenses, discuss with your spouse to determine just how much you should spend on them, if any. Let's break down three possible expenses and how you can minimize the expense:
Ways to save for unplanned expenses
By taking the time to execute these steps, you'll go along way to reduce the stress and strain on your bank account. Your credit card balance will also thank you!
What are your tips to prepare for, plan and breath easy when unexpected expenses happen?
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