On Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: September 2014 Check-in

Ok, I've switched gears, instead of throwing money at vacay savings, I've decided to aggressively pay down the balance on my Southwest card. But also, still tracking my 401(k) loan payoff: 401(k) Loan Payback: June – $3,254 July – $3,048 August – $2,867 September - $2,686 Southwest Airlines Card: August – $5133 September - $4169 I'd like to owe less than $1500 by the end of this year. I think I can do it! See ya next month!

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 7:09 pm 0

On Friday Estimate

Last weekend was really busy, so this weekend I kinda just want to stay inside. But here's what's happenin: Friday: tonight will be a big ol' laundry party. just me, the white wine my friend brought over that we didn't consume, and all of the laundry (bedding, bathroom mats, clothing, all of it). and probably some cleaning. ($20 for quarters, $0 for the wine, and $0 for the dvds I picked up from the library) Saturday: farmer's market and/or Safeway ($40), probably grabbing a Subway sandwich because it's a weird tradition I enjoy ($7), then staying indoors, knitting, reading and working on a website project. probably drinking the rest of that white wine. ($0) Sunday: working at a coffee shop on said website project with a friend and checking out her new apartment ($10), then meeting a dude for a drink. i'm gonna try to stick to one cocktail ($10). Total Estimate: $77

Posted on September 26, 2014 at 12:44 pm 0

On Friday Estimate

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

Posted on September 12, 2014 at 12:35 pm 0

On Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: August 2014 Check-in

@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!

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 5:50 pm 0

On Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: August 2014 Check-in

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!

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 5:45 pm 0

On B is for Bonus

@E$ yeah, i think maybe B for "balloon payment" would have been a better option.

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 7:46 pm 0

On Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: July 2014 Check-in

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!

Posted on August 1, 2014 at 1:54 am 0

On Label Whoring at Thrift Town

I <3 thrifting and this article was terrific. Looking forward to hearing more from Beatrice!

Posted on July 10, 2014 at 5:46 pm 0

On Nobody’s Default But My Own: What Happened When I Decided to Stop Paying My Credit Card Debt

@ 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!

Posted on July 9, 2014 at 4:25 pm 1

On Nobody’s Default But My Own: What Happened When I Decided to Stop Paying My Credit Card Debt

@wrappedupinbooks interesting! i didn't know that.

Posted on July 9, 2014 at 4:23 pm 0