The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Time for another rendition of the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. This is a weekly recap of my family's financial world in all of it's glory and mess.

The GOOD:: Well this week I won a blog giveaway, which you can read about here. I won $20 worth of children's books that I will use towards Rebecca and Jacob's Christmas and birthday gifts. I was able to get them each 3 books from Amazon. has a great 4 for 3 promotion going on a ton of their books. If you buy 3 of the participating books, you can pick out the 4th for free. It is a great promotion! I also received a gift card from Walmart that I had earned through That will also go toward Christmas or b-days.

The BAD:: I didn't get my fingerprinting done this week for the job. I just did not have time. It really isn't a huge deal but it is something that I have to get done for my job at the school. I have to make it a priority to get this done early next week.

The UGLY:: I had to go to the doctor on Thursday. My depression and anxiety has gotten to levels that I couldn't control anymore. I was on Zoloft back in 2004-2005 for depression and I went off of it when I was pregnant with Rebecca. I really DON'T like to take medicine for depression, but it had gotten to the point where I felt I needed to do something because I couldn't live like this anymore. And Rebecca asked me one night "Mommy, why are you sad all the time?" It just broke my heart and told me that I needed help. Now that doesn't sound bad, but we do not currently have any health insurance so everything is being paid out of pocket. My doctor thankfully gave me a 20% discount on my bill, but it was still $65 and then my medicine I was able to get the generic for zoloft, was $11 for one month. I have to go back in 6 weeks to get rechecked which means more out of pocket. That is the ugly part, that we don't have health  insurance right now and so everything is out of pocket.

So there you have it, the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly...what is yours?


  1. Good - ordering our boxes
    Bad - Anxiety spending
    Ugly - Impulse buy on a wallet, and I don't like it now


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