"You’ve been through some things lately and if you want a bag of xx, you should buy yourself a bag of xx." Every conversation with myself in a grocery store ever.
I estimated $118 but spent way less because I didn't get new pants, which I need but hate shopping for. Friday: $20 for drinks consumed in bitterness and anger while fighting with an ex. Saturday: $36 groceries Sunday: $4 at coffee shop while working, $7 on cigarettes. Total- $67
@andnowlights Yes about Target! Last weekend I made 2 trips- the second to return some things, which of course led to buying more things! I even feel the pull of the outlet mall. Shhh.. What is Zumba tonight? I just went to a regular one and it was grrreat. Tomorrow is "yogalates," which I feel silly typing and even sillier saying out loud.
I need to get back on the budgeting bandwagon, especially since I feel that urge...the urge to spend. Is it the tax return? Spring? None of my clothes fitting? I bought this rug that I've been eyeing for months and all I want to do is stand on it and wiggle my toes in deep. Friday: Zumba class (free-ish. I used a groupon which I bought months ago for unlimited classes for a month). A couple drinks out ($13). Saturday: Zumba (gotta get my $20 worth!). Work at coffee shop ($5). Groceries $30 Sunday: Walkin' doggies at the humane society (free! Plus I get paid in slobbery dog kisses and tail wags). TJ MAxx for pants that actually fit (And whatever else I impulse purchase). $100 Total- $118
I second everything said above, and also add that reading other people's one things reminds me of one things I need to do. Without these posts my life would be in shambles. SHAMBLES!
I haven't been doing this, but I do have a savings goal that I'm trying to meet, although I haven't actually set the end goal. I need to contribute more to my retirement savings, and I've been incrementally bumping it up, and this would be a good place to keep track. So far, I've increased the amount from $150/paycheck to $200 over the past 5 months. Deferred Comp: January 2014 $340/mo, $3,604.95 total February 2014 $400/mo., $3,913.00 total I do have a Roth IRA that has $13k, a pension that my employer matches, a Health Care Savings Plan, and a teeny tiny retirement fund from another state. But I only started worrying about this stuff 2 years ago, so I'm way behind (I'm 36).
Yup. Bought a cheese pizza on the way home. But I don't feel as great and energetic as that guy, even though I did put fresh tomatoes on it!
Parliament Lights! I loved biting the ends and feeling like a bad-ass.
@highjump I too opened a new Vanguard account and am running into hassles. I did it on the phone, and there was obviously some miscommunication cause they set up the wrong kind of account, which took us (me, Vanguard, and Merryl Lynch (home of the soon-to-be-old IRA)three weeks to figure out. So now I'm back to step one.
Aah...I now realize I misread that first post and made big 2014 goals. BUT one of those goals is almost accomplished. A Roth IRA is slooowly being transferred to a newly-opened Vanguard account. It accidentally got set up as a 401k rollover so there now needs to be more paperwork, time, etc. But it will be done by the end of Feb! Feb. goal- save as much as possible in case of moving. I had two job interviews in the last two weeks, both of which would involve moving to a new city.