omg JIMMY JOHNS. i encountered their sandwiches for the first time on a roadtrip from LA to Utah earlier this year. it was a pleasant experience!
Gah! Nice job, Mike. I think I overspent this weekend, but such is my life! I think my estimate was $110. Friday - Hot Pot Garden ($38), Uber ($27) and delicious Asian dessert ($20) Saturday - I needed an adapter so I could plug my iPad into the projector at our Holiday party, so I got one at the Apple store and holy crap it was expensive ($53) Sunday - Was planning to stay in all day but then my friend asked if I'd like to see a movie and I said yes. We saw 12 Years a Slave. See it -- but make sure you can get a hug after. ($12 + $5 for snacks) I also did a Trader Joes run ($43) Total Spent: $198
@calamity i love MEN! i saw them in SF 3 or so years ago. have a blast!
Not too much planned this weekend, and I have a lot of food leftover from my last shopping trip, so I'm hoping for a not-so-spendy weekend. Friday - Tonight I'm going to a hot pot restaurant with coworkers ($35), and then probably this asian dessert place that is to die for ($10). Saturday - Just working on some freelance stuff from home. Maybe go to the farmer's market or Trader Joes to pick up things I've run out of ($40). I need to get a background check for my new volunteer thing so I can tutor children ($23). Work holiday party in the evening. I'm getting a ride there, but will probably Uber home (but hopefully not). ($25) Sunday - Stay in, watch movies and work on crochet & knitting projects. I should probably clean my apartment. Send out Christmas cards (I already bought stamps). ($0) Total Estimate: $110
@DebtOrAlive ouchie! that's a steep APR. are there any credit unions in your area that you can join? credit unions tend to have credit cards with lower annual percentage rates. they exist to help! i recommend looking into a balance transfer if you haven't already. that's how i tackled (and am still tackling) my cc debt. :)
@sherlock I was an American Girl Doll have-not as well. I didn't even know what they were until college when someone mentioned their collection and I was like, is that like a Cabbage Patch doll? Kind of a neat concept though.
I'm feeling really good about this month's check-in: Credit Card w/ an interest rate of 7.25%: April: $4018.92 May: $3805.25 June: $3641.28 July: $3257.76 August: $2867.96 September: $2788.23 October: $2778.51 November: $2362.60 It's nice to see how much it has shrunk in the last 7 months. It's going to feel great when I get it under 2k.
Ok, my estimate for the weekend was $122. Preeeettttyyy sure I went over. Let's see: Friday: Worked from home and got my grocery shopping done! ($62) Saw Kate Nash at the Fillmore (ticket purchased a couple months ago, so $0) and totally did not eat dinner at my apartment beforehand, instead had a beer & tacos at The Social Study ($13). Saturday: Went to the farmer's market to pick up some fresh produce ($10). Then picked up a Subway sandwich ($7). Had friends over for a movie marathon, ordered pizza ($12 each). Oh and I bought a bottle of Rumchata which was AMAZING. ($22) Sunday: Stayed in and worked on freelance stuff. I didn't leave my apartment all day. Pretty happy about that. ($0) Total Spent: $126 - only $4 over my estimate!!! Not too shabby.
This weekend will be pretty low key. Friday: It turns out we were asked not to go in to work today due to a sewage issue in our building, so I worked from home and also did my grocery shopping! ($62) Tonight I'm going to see Kate Nash at the Fillmore (ticket already purchased) and will eat dinner at my apartment beforehand ($0). Saturday: I'd like to hit up the farmer's market in the morning for produce & snacks. (~$20) Then friends are coming over for a movie marathon. We'll probably order takeout. (~$20) Sunday: Hanging with a friend in the late morning to crochet (~$10 for snacks). Aside from that working on freelance projects (~$10 for coffee). Total Estimation: $122
Looking forward to seeing how you do! You sound incredibly responsible with money already, so I'm already inspired. Best of luck!