Friday, July 18, 2014

It's Friday! Vacation Time

It's official! I'm on vacation until the 27th!!!
Might not be any posts next week because VACATION!
I'm just a little excited.

Low of the week the haze in the air from forest fires.

High of the week paying off Credit card #1!

Best money I spent $45 on a new pillow. Sleeping well is so worth it.

Weekend plans a family reunion on Saturday and then off on our trip!

How was your week?

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Time to Celebrate!

Oh yes. It's time to celebrate! Why?

Credit card #1 is now paid off. I sent the payment just a few minutes ago. In the next day or two it'll be showing on the card itself!

*does the dance of joy* (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfPg5LjGYz8)

While I'm happy for that I'm now more impatient to pay off other items.

My savings has enough in it that I could almost pay off Student loan #2.

While that would be nice then I'd have no savings. So I'm going to sit on my hands and leave the money in its accounts to earn some interest.

I'm also considering paying off Student loan #2 and then working on Credit card #2. While I know this is not good interest wise I'd like to get another debt gone.

I'm thinking I'd take most of what I'm paying and apply it to the loan but take some and up the amount on Credit card #2.

I haven't decided yet and that's okay. I've got some time to figure it out.

Have you hit any milestones lately?

Friday, July 11, 2014

It's Friday! S'up?

It's Friday! Still hotter than heck here. I'd be excited about the weekend but I'm starting work at 6am on Saturday and Sunday. I'm more excited for Monday and Tuesday my days off. Tuesday especially as I have a massage booked!

Let's get to it shall we?

Low of the week didn't really have one! Yay!

High of the week getting my iPad mini in the mail on Monday. I got this for opening an account with my now bank. Dinner with some girlfriends Monday Night.

Best money I spent $23.42 for a cover for my iPad mini from Amazon. That includes the shipping costs.

Plans for the weekend work, scanning the last two cookbooks and possibly hanging with my best friend.

Tell me about your week or weekend plans.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Practice Investment Account Update

So I looked at my account and it's down a bit.

I can live with that. The goal is to get comfortable with fluctuations and as much as I want it to go up I know this is normal.

Added a sidebar with the current value of my account. I'm thinking of updating it either once a week or bi-weekly. Not sure yet.

Friday, July 4, 2014

It's Friday! Overheated

I'm cool right now but I expect to be a puddle of goo later. It's hot here (yay!) but that means my place also gets super hot. Seriously. All of our windows face south. So if it's in the mid 20's to low 30's (Celsius that is) my house is at least that if not hotter. And no air conditioning either. Really makes me glad to be able to go to work where there is air conditioning. Might have to start saving for next year to buy one of those portable air conditioners.

Other than that the week has been good. I've been able to get the credit card spending down. Just one purchase on it this week so that's good. I'm getting excited because next paycheque credit card #1 will be paid off!

Got new running shoes last night. Not for running just for casual wear. And my darling boyfriend insisted on paying for them. So that was a nice savings for me.

Low of the week just being tired from the heat. Not a super bad thing.

High of the week was payday! Getting closer to having one card with a zero balance.

Plans for the weekend work. Real exciting I know LOL. I do get Monday and Tuesday off which is nice. And seeing as the boyfriend has plans this weekend I really don't mind. Sometimes it's nice to have days off that aren't on the weekend.

How was your week?

Thursday, July 3, 2014

July Budget & Goals

So here's my budget and goals for July...slightly late. But better late then never right?



Notes:

  1. Rent is again not at $400. I had a chiropractor appointment in June and I get the payment reimbursed through my boyfriend's insurance. The money is deposited back into his bank account. So instead of him giving it to me he kept it and we reduced my rent accordingly.
  2. Credit Card #1 gets paid off this month! Going forwards it will only have a $30 payment to cover my cell phone.
  3. Savings and spending cash are up this month to account for me getting 3 paycheques this month.
  4. Because of the extra paycheque I may make an additional payment to Credit Card #2.
Goals
  1. Limit credit card spending. I failed last month but this month I will do better.
  2. Make sure I exercise regularly.
  3. Finish scanning the cookbooks so I can clean up the disaster that is the spare room/office space.
What are your goals for the month?

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

June Recap

So here it is...Slightly late.



So I managed to stay under on the hair cut and the nail polish. I received one of the two polishes that I wanted for my birthday so I only had to buy one and I took it out of my spending money.

I didn't spend all of my spending money but because I've taken it all out of my bank account I'm reflecting that here.

I was over in long term savings as I put my birthday money into that account.

Goals


  1. Limit my credit card spending. Now that I have an income again I really just want to spend spend spend. I'm going to try and live on cash and really limit what I put on my credit card. FAIL Yeah. I sucked this month to be honest. Will have to tighten up next month/
  2. Drink 4 cups of water a day. I understand that this is important for my body and that 8 would be best but I know that if I try to do 8 right away I'm going to fail. PASS I was pretty good at this. I only had two days where I didn't.
  3. Continue to blog regularly. It might not be everyday but I do have lots to talk about so hopefully this won't be an issue. PASS I had an off week last week but over all I'm happy with how much I've posted.
How did your month go?