I'm going to say today's song was totally my one thing. :) :)
Every week when this is posted, I hum Ella F.'s "It don't mean a thing" except I change the words... "It don't mean a thing if you don't do that thing." It's not really 'on message', but it is cheerful!
So, the problem with saving is spending. Aug. Balance: 2100. Oct. 1. Balance 1625. didn't do my normal deposit in september because we went on vacation, so that was fun money, and i paid my mom $500 for my (very small) portion of family vacation fees. she still hasn't deposited the check (it's just chillin' in my savings, making me feel falsely flush), because it seems she doesn't want to us (bf+me, who threw in a combined 900) to pay for anything, but she really should, because it will be expensive and this will help offset a little bit of it! I guess if she doesn't this money will just go back into savings. that's the last of the vacations this year, so i'll be depositing $400-500 a month regularly from now on. Goal for the New Year is $2500. Goal for 2016 New Year is $7000.
This estimate is going to be a doozy -- I'm on vacation for this weekend, next week, and next weekend. Here's my rough, very rough estimate... $750 dollars, including eating out, random expenses, and some outlet shopping. We already paid for hotels. I am hoping to come under that, but traveling is expensive!
@pterodactylish (should I be tipping more???)
I pay slightly more but I have really enjoyed my service from Myclean.com. I hope they pay more, they certainly have great service, and a lovely girl who I've demanded is the only one who comes because she's great and I love her. I think I pay 60 bucks for 2-3 hours of cleaning of our 1BR, and I tip 20.
@annecara @stina @lookuponmyworks -- aww, thanks guys, just really, really, really awful quadriceps/patella tendonitis that makes it hard to walk (see: cabs), but i'm seeing a new doctor this week hopefully so fingers crossed he has some miracle solutions!!
I've been horribly injured, so my sweetheart boyfriend payed for nearly everything. I spent $10 on a cab home one night in the rain. He paid for drinks, dinner, another cab, and this week's groceries! Estimated $125. Came well under!
Tonight BF and I have a low-priced date night planned (dinner at home, $15 on groceries) and drinks out (he will probably treat since I'll handle dinner). Tomorrow, I'm hoping for a swim and some low-priced hanging out, then we're seeing a play, which BF paid for long ago. I may pick up dinner, $75ish, but he'll probably get drinks at the theater or after the theater. Some other things will likely come up. I'm going to try like mad to keep it under $125, which is still more than the budget app Level tells me I should spend, but oh well.
Aimed for under $250. Pretty sure I far exceeded that. Let's do the math! Monday, my two-year anniversary. I bought a lot of groceries ($115) and a swim suit ($34) Sunday, I also bought some groceries for a lazy dinner ($32), filled up the car with gas ($60), and took a taxi ($12.50). Saturday, I bought goggles and a swim cap to take up swimming as part of injury rehab ($26) and a bunch of cocktails ($75) $329. Womp. Trying hard not to feel bad for that $50ish for swim things, because it's for #HEALTH, but damn that's nearly a hundo bucks more than I'd planned.