Bought the first dress I tried on at David's Bridal literally five days after getting engaged. It was on sale, I didn't need alterations, and I could take it home that day itself. $400 and no tears. Bam! Must have been a great dress because our wedding was feature din Wedding Bells magazine! :)
2013 Financial Goal: Net Worth of $130,000 October 2013 Net Worth: $127,395.63 November 2013 Net Worth: $133,302.84 YEAH!!! I did it!! Still a month to go, and I anticipate a big bonus at work, so I might be able to do even better!
I use a large tupperware to make a "box of salad" once a week. Throw in a whole bag of spinach, an entire chopped cucumber, an entire chopped green pepper, and half of a chopped onion. When it's time to eat, dish out as much as you want and add feta and olive oil. Quick and easy greek salad! I'm all about snacks, and I prep this on the weekends. 5 little baggies of almonds, 5 little containers of carrots or celery, 5 little Laughing Cow wedges, 5 bananas, and 5 breakfast bars.
@cuminafterall Your ring is awesome!
@Megano That whole "special feeling" thing is nonsense. Just choose one that you like! I like lace and very simple dresses so that is exactly what I went with. I tried on a few that were all pretty and I went with the one that was the cheapest and the lightest (so I could dance in it all night@!).
Check out David's Bridal! I got a beautiful lace dress from there for $400!
Interesting. Here in Canada we have breast milk banks where you can donate or receive milk from pre-screened individuals.
2013 Financial Goal: Net Worth of $130,000 August 2013 Net Worth: $124,669.66 September 2013 Net Worth: $127,395.63 Excited for the home stretch - I feel like I could surpass my goal this year, which is so exciting!
A lot of my friends have babies and/or kids now and I just give them a cheque for $50 on their birthday with "X's college fund" written in the memo line.
Great article! I'm a scientist at a mining engineering consulting company, so this sounds a lot like my world. What is your bonus structure like? I have a lower salary (~ $50K) but my bonuses can be up to 45% of my salary, which is awesome!