$28.86: pants for hubby for business trip
$10.52: Hubby's meal in Wisconsin. Will be reimbursed through work
$23.60 gas (not a full tank)
$70.74 cc payment
$10 sunpass (prepaid tolls)
$25 dr co-pay
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But it really isn't as bad as it sounds. We live close to Walt Disney World, have annual passes, and when we go rarely buy food and drink. We are able to bring in our own snacks and beverages, and time it so we leave after lunch and then plan on eating a late dinner. It works out well.
I don't think today will be a NSD, because we need groceries, but that should be the only output of money. Oh, and gas in the car.
Tomorrow we are under a winter storm warning. We were in the upper 60s/low 70s a couple of weeks ago. We're supposed to get 6 inches of accumulation! ARGH. This is the second time this spring the snow has been all gone and then comes back.
Kids are on Spring Break this week--a good thing or we'd probably add another day to the end of the school year for a snow day.
Today was a NSD. Looks like I'll be going grocery shopping in the morning, though, to pick up a few things before the storm hits.
I dropped my son off at school, and then I went grocery shopping this morning for the week, and discovered I really like doing it at this time. I'm out anyways, the store is not busy, and I'm home before 10 and still have the rest of the day ahead of me. It didn't seem so much like a chore as it usually does.
My new goal is to only eat out once every two weeks. Lately we have been doing it way too much, and my checkbook and my scale has not been too kind to me lately.
This ties in with my next goal, which is to have $10,000 in our moving account by the time we move. This is a very achievable goal if we don't waste our money before then. I'd also like to pay down the credit cards, which have an approximate balance of $850. We'll see. Right now it's more important to have the cash available than it is to have the cc paid off. Ideally they will both happen, but the emphasis will be on bulking up the deposit account.
We did sell our car, and paid off our car loan, so we are officially car-loan free! What a great feeling, first time since 2006. We do intend to replace our car in a year or two, but want to have a nice downpayment (if not all) to do it with.
Easter shopping is all done, so the rest of this week should be no spending.
We're definitely making progress with our boxes, and hope to pack up quite a few this week. The master bedroom is done, so now I'm going to concentrate on the kitchen and sunroom. I think we've donated enough to Goodwill to open up our own store! :-) Basically, if we don't love it, we get rid of it. It doesn't matter how much we paid for it, it doesn't matter if we used it in the past, or might use it in the future, it has to be something that has meaning to us or that we use on a regular basis to make the cut. And that doesn't cost too much to move. One thing this move has done for us is really to prioritize what's important for us. And what's important is not our stuff.
Spent $34.10 in the grocery store.
I did use my cloth bags and received .15 credit (5 cents per bag), and also used a coupon for .40. so .55 savings.
Received free in the mail a collapsible cooler. This was not something we ordered or even expected, but it was on our "to buy" list next week for Disney. So wow, we saved $20 today with that!
Paid $50 extra to 401K loan.
and finally decided to re-start a blog. This time I'm going to try to do a daily post, to hopefully keep me on track.
Our main focus around here right now is preparing for Disney, so being frugal has sort of fallen by the wayside. :-) We leave in three weeks. Yesterday dh got a $200 bonus, which we will use for either gas or hotel expenses. (We are driving, and planning on taking 2 days to do it. It's a 21 hr drive).
Things have been tight around here because of it. Dh makes an adequate wage, but the trip expenses are making us cut back on our groceries and extra things we normally do. Yeah, it will be worth it, that's what I keep telling myself. LOL! This trip actually has 2 purposes: one of course is the Mouse, but the other one is that we are planning to move to Florida, so this is a way for us to scout out the area and see how we handle the heat. I'm just so tired of living in a state where we have winter six months out of the year, and our summers haven't been real warm either.
Today is a no-spend day. We'll have chicken for supper because that's what we have in the freezer. Tomorrow I will have to make a grocery run, which in itself is a frustrating process as the prices seem to rise weekly.