The Chronic Consumer

I buy things — all the time!

Coming up Short

This hasn’t happened to me since I was fresh out of college, but it looks like I’m going to be short on my credit card bill this month! I put aside the cash that I needed to cover everything I charged during the billing cycle — or so I thought. It turns out that I completely forgot about an automatic renewal for a subscription that I’ve had for years.

It’s no biggie, really, since I’ll still pay what I can and then have a small balance to carry forward for next month. I just hate getting charged those high interest rates for a stupid mistake that could have been avoided. I guess I should start using household budgeting and planning software so this doesn’t happen again!

Comfy Chair

I’ve mentioned several times on this blog how my husband and I hate spending money on furniture, and only buy the cheapest stuff we can get our hands on. That’s why we have a plastic coffee table, a $200 couch, a TV stand that’s way too small for our flat-panel, and a desk chair held together by duct tape.

Well, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately and have decided that it’s time to invest in at least once nice piece of furniture. I’ve always wanted a nice comfy chair to curl up in for reading or watching TV, so I’m planning on buying a leather recliner as soon as we have enough money for one.

I haven’t found a specific model that has taken my fancy yet, but want to get something like the chair/ottoman combo pictured above. We don’t have a lot of space in our living room, so I can’t get something huge, which is why the one in the picture should work.

My goal is to have a great recliner in place by the start of football season. I can’t wait to spend all of my Sundays sitting on that thing watching the Bears and Chargers play!