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The Weekend

November 17th, 2008 at 10:09 am

... was very spendy. Basketball Boy and I spent about $225 @ Costco. We have a food budget of $250/mo so we have $25 left. Granted, we haven't been shopping in about three weeks so the Costco run should def last us through the month.

I've never really tried any frugal hacks before and I'm not sure if this is frugal or just evil. I went to American Eagle a week ago and spent about $300 with a 40% off coupon. I ended up taking about $100 worth of the clothes back but said I didn't have my receipt so I got store credit for the amount without the 40% off so I got $200 back for only spending $100! That was pretty freaking sweet. I also spent $45 @ Victoria's Secret for two pairs of these super comfy sweat pants that I just LOVE!

I'm not going to lie though, my credit card is now over $800. I have faithfully paid off my balance in full every month for about a year now and I don't think I will be able to this month. I guess I could but I don't want to pull from my $4,000 EF because I feel so much more secure with that money there.

Transfer

November 13th, 2008 at 07:55 pm

From my checking account to my ING account of $900! That brings me just shy of my $4,000 goal to be reached by the end of December which will be surpassed by my auto transfer of $150 in early December. Woo hoo!

Been Awhile ...

November 12th, 2008 at 02:55 pm

I have been keeping up with everyone's blogs but haven't posted one of my own in awhile. BB and I are doing well. We got a puppy at the end of October and we are enjoying raising her. Other than that nothing too eventful has happened recently. I got my hair chopped off over the weekend and it looks great! I also dropped a nice chunk of change on shopping but to be fair I really haven't bought anything for myself in about a year. And I have managed to save 3K in about five months. So I'm glad I splurged!

Anyways ... a net worth update I suppose.

Assets
Roth IRA - around $800
Emergency Fund - $1762.99
Puppy Fund - $200.20
House Fund - $1002.92
Checking - $272.39

Liabilities
Credit Card - around $700 (that includes the month's groceries and gas) this will be paid down to $200ish
Car Loan - $11011.25

Estimated Net Worth - $7672.75

Dang, that's a big change from a few months ago!