Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Update...

With the advice from my uncle and the Utah bff, 50% is just way too much to put into savings each paycheck when I already have an emergency fund complete and loans are just too much of a priority for me. I am going to keep adding 20% to savings and the rest will be a loan payment. I'm pretty excited because I still get to add to savings while making minor MINOR dents in my loan payments. After this payment of $47, I'll be within sight of being under $3000 on this loan. That'll still mean a few more payments until I'm at that point but it's still a nice milestone.

Also, Wednesday is double daze (yes they spell it that way) at Rainbow, so all coupons are worth double their amount. I had a lot of coupons to use but bonehead me forgot a few. It was still nice to see a little extra savings where I can find it. That also means I can make more meals rather than spending so much on fast food. Steak was on sale so we get to live large tonight and have delicious steak and potatoes. YUMMM!!!-yes, definitely deserves three M's.

Last but not least, my hair fund is 100% complete so I'm very excited for my appointment in a week! I also was able to add $20 to my Spring Break fund so I'm more and more prepared for a crazy time! After I paid for my yoga pants from Express, I'm left with $40 allowance for the next two weeks. If I can reduce my spending on fast food, I'll be good to go! Wish me luck!

4 comments:

  1. So do you write food into your budget? Like, when you say you have 40 dollars, that's for like fun stuff, right? Then you have seperate money for food?

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  2. Well, groceries and fast food are different. I give myself $75 for groceries each paycheck but if I want to go out to eat etc. that comes from my allowance. So yeah, the $40 goes to anything fun I want but has to last 2 weeks.

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  3. oh, but the $40 includes whatever gas I use. I do have a little left on a gift card but still...

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  4. Eeeek! Yeah that's hard. Should I put gas in my car? Or go get a beer?? A beer of course! Lol!

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