Monday Check-in

Good morning! Let’s check in.

On Saturday, I woke up early, ran a few miles, and then met some friends for brunch where I ordered a croque-madame made out of biscuits, shared a plate of fried green tomatoes, and had a cocktail and plenty of coffee ($41.15). After, I walked it off by going grocery shopping ($62.93), and then spent the rest of the day enjoying the weather in the park with some friends and a baby. The rest of my weekend was spent immersed in work with episodes of “Daredevil” used as breaks. I also had a phone call with my mother on Sunday for precisely 27 minutes. My estimate was $150 and I spent $104.08.

And how were your weekends?

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Friday Estimate

TGIF! Who’s ready for the weekend? Let’s do some estimations.

I’ll be possibly going out for drinks with some colleagues after work today, and tomorrow I’ll be meeting some friends for brunch. I’ll be giving my mother a call on Sunday, and have a stack of work I need to catch up on. Plus: groceries, laundry, and more summer vacation planning. My estimate is $150.

What are your estimates?

A Practical Mother’s Day

When I was very young, my siblings and I would each buy $1 roses at our church and give them to our mother on Mother’s Day. She found the gesture sweet, but of course, if a seven-year-old gives you anything, you’re going to find it very sweet.

The Hours We Put In

If you’ve got a 9-to-5 kind of job, have you noticed yourself working longer hours but not seeing any additional financial benefits from putting in the extra hours?

When the New Music Stops

According to my latest bank statement, I spent about $33 on music from iTunes last month.

Monday Check-in

What about you? How were your weekends?

Friday Estimate

What are your estimates?

Let’s Throw Some Money at Our Problems: April 2015 Check-in

It’s time to check in on our debt payments and savings goals again.

Phone Calls From Parents

I periodically get calls from my mother that lasts approximately 15 minutes and are focused solely on the state of my parents’ finances.