Getting back on track is the theme for July for the Schilling family. Although we still did boost our savings for the month of June, we had several unexpected expenses. If you watched our Action News piece that aired on June 26, you saw that one of our dogs, Red, recently became diagnosed with diabetes and is now completely blind. The vet bills, insulin, and insulin supplies for the month were about an extra $120 expense that I was not expecting. We also had several other little, but unexpected things that I had not budgeted. However, when all was said and done, thanks to the knowledge we have received from this program, we had the cash to handle our unexpected expenses without turning to plastic and it did not break the bank! I also did not have to pull from savings, which was great. To help pay off our debt faster I had been adding extra payments to help out, well I wasn’t able to really do that in June but this is a new month and we are back on track! The garage sale went great and we earned $317 while also donating approximately $500 worth of items to the Veteran’s Alliance. I still have a few big-ticket items that I want to get rid of like Zach’s crib, highchair and a toddler bed but I was not prepared to sell them the day of the actual garage sale. Luckily, a few people are having a yard sale at the daycare so I will be taking the items there. More money to go into savings is a good thing! Have a happy and safe Fourth of July!