That sounds awesome, Mike! Here's what lies ahead for me this weekend: Tonight: My good friend is turning 30, so we're doing a bar crawl. I haven't done one in a long time, and I can already predict that I'll be tired by 11pm. Gonna try to not splurge too much on the fancy cocktails and stick to beer, but we'll see. ($60 - including Uber to and from) Saturday: Heading to my friend's for breakfast (free) and then Golden Gate Park to rent a row boat (~$15 each) and eat lunch in the park (free, bringing my own). Then crocheting the rest of the evening (free). Sunday: Grocery shopping! I still have a lot from my trip to Costco 2 weeks ago, so I just need a few things ($40). Then I'll spend the rest of the day working on freelance stuff at home ($0). Total estimate: $115
@ronswansonluva congrats on paying off one of your cards -- and all of your progress! and i think having an emergency fund for moving is a really smart idea. and if you never need to use it, it'll just keep growing!
I was just in my second and last wedding of the year, so it's time to go into what I call "hermit mode" and start saving more + paying things off. I'll probably add my Southwest card that I've racked up a bit too much over the last few months here next month. 401(k) Loan Payback: June – $3,254 July – $3,048 August - $2,867 Vacation Savings ($80/month, $2k goal by May 2015): June – $121 July – $410 August - $643 This was a good month for my vacay savings yet again. I threw extra freelance income in there on top of my planned automatic transfers. See ya next month!
@E$ yeah, i think maybe B for "balloon payment" would have been a better option.
Well this month sure went by quickly! Here's my progress: 401(k) Loan Payback: June – $3,254 July - $3,048 Vacation Savings ($80/month, $2k goal by May 2015): June – $121 July - $410 This was a good month for my vacay savings -- I decided to throw some extra freelance income in there on top of my planned automatic transfers. See ya next month!
I <3 thrifting and this article was terrific. Looking forward to hearing more from Beatrice!
@ reynardina -- totally not trying to hate either, i just wanted to know what ended up happening. i hope that you're able to get back on track as well. credit card debt sucks, i too have credit card debt. best of luck to you!
@wrappedupinbooks interesting! i didn't know that.
I'm confused about what happened after the author stopped answering the phone. The debt just went away? I feel like there's a paragraph missing.
So, I think this might be the first time I ever spent less than my estimate, but let's double check... Thursday night: went to dinner at my friend's place. ended up spending $15 at the store getting fancy donuts and a box of crackers to go with the cheese another friend brought. Friday: went to my friend’s place in the Mission and finished a baby blanket i'd been working on. ate peruvian food for dinner ($31.50), and bought a glass of wine at the bar after ($9). Saturday: ended up not going to oakland to meet up with a friend. stayed in all day and then went to Jack in the box ($8) and karaoke ($32, $22 for drinks), then grabbed an Uber home ($6). Sunday: stayed in all day working on a project. did not leave the house. felt awesome. ($0) Original estimate: $107 Actual spent: $123.50 So I guess I didn't spend under my estimate, but less than $20 over ain't bad either!